The UW School of Public Health ranks No. 4 in the world on the Global Rankings of Academic Subjects lists for 2021.

This widely used ranking, emphasizing scientific impact, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

View of Seattle skyline, Text overlay in purple: 4th Ranked School of Public Health in the World- Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
2021 Global Ranking

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 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School No. 4 among publicly funded schools of public health and ninth among the top public health graduate schools in the country.

Best Public Health Degree Program

The Public Health-Global Health major was ranked #1 in The Best Public Health Degree Programs by College Choice in 2022.

#1 Most Innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2018

Top-ranked university

The University of Washington is ranked No. 7 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, for 2022. The UW is ranked No. 2 among U.S. public institutions.

The UW ranks No. 25 in the world, or fifth among U.S. public institutions for student experience, faculty prestige and quality of research, according to a list published in 2022 by the Center for World University Rankings.

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