This widely used ranking, emphasizing scientific impact, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
More than 4,000 universities were ranked in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.
The School, founded in 1970, has a long history of excellence. Faculty, students and staff team up on data-driven research projects while seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing population health problems, from global environmental change to local health disparities. The School is a major contributor to improving the health of populations in Washington state, the Pacific Northwest and in more than 130 countries across the globe.
In 2017, the School was ranked No. 5 among the world’s top university programs in public, environmental and occupational health by the Center for World University Rankings. U.S. News & World Report ranked the School No. 7 among the top public health graduate schools in the country; third among publicly funded schools of public health.
The University of Washington moved up two spots to No. 8 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released in 2020. The UW is ranked No. 2 among U.S. public institutions.
UW ranked No. 1 on list of public colleges that pay off the most