Seattle recently won bragging rights with this impressive University of Washington ranking.
Seattle is home to the University of Washington, which is known for its beautiful campus, public research, varsity sports teams, and impressive library system. It is also officially among the top-20 universities in the entire world. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Washington is ranked the 17th best university in the world. This is out of a total of 2,500 universities!
Read on for all the details of the ranking…
This global university ranking is accomplished annually by examining objective criteria such as the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of articles published in journals, and per capita performance of a university.
University of Washington jumped two spots higher this year from its previous place at number 19 in 2021. It was listed ahead of universities such as University College London, University of Toronto, and New York University.
Curious about the top 10 universities in the world? Harvard University bagged the number one spot, followed by Stanford University, MIT, University of Cambridge, University of California, Berkley, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, Cal-Tech, and finally the University of Chicago at number 10.
Even if your college days are behind you, the University of Washington (or U-Dub as locals call it) brings a lot to Seattle and its residents, such as readings and cultural events. Its campus is beautiful and worth visiting year-round, but especially in the spring when people come from far and wide to see the cherry blossoms bursting to life across campus. Its campus library also draws visitors, due to its stunning architecture that invites comparisons to the school of Hogwarts in Harry Potter. And even if you don’t live in Seattle, you can take free courses at the University of Washington online.
You can see the full ranking here.