About the University of Washington

The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The UW enrolls more than 55,000 students each year and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in a variety of fields, including medicine, education, public affairs, aeronautics and business. The University’s largest campus is located in the heart of Seattle, a scenic and livable city in the northwest corner of the United States.

University of Washington campus

A World-Class Educational Institution

The University of Washington is consistently rated among the top institutions of higher learning. The UW was 11th in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 ranking of best global universities, and it’s recognized as one of the world’s most innovative universities by Reuters.

The UW offers many areas of study, including over 300 separate programs and more than 575 degree options. A major research center, the University attracts more money in federal research grants than any other public school in the United States. The outstanding faculty includes seven Nobel Prize winners and 15 MacArthur Fellows, also known as genius grant recipients. 

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