About University of Washington, Seattle:

The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington was first established in downtown Seattle approximately a decade after the city's founding to aid its economic development. Today, the university's 703-acre main Seattle campus is situated in the University District above the Montlake Cut, within the urban Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest. The university has two additional campuses in Tacoma and Bothell. Overall, UW encompasses over 500 buildings and over 20 million gross square footage of space, including one of the largest library systems in the world with over 26 university libraries, as well as the UW Tower, lecture halls, art centers, museums, laboratories, stadiums, and conference centers. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through 140 departments in various colleges and schools, sees about 46,000 in total student enrollment every year, and functions on a quarter system.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 24 27 21 28 175 20 24 26 23 21 21 20
Engineering 22 16 26 31 29 29 34 46 56 49 69 73
Life Sciences 7 9 8 5 5 7 7 9 10 10 11 12
Medicine 5 7 6 10 8 9 6 8 6 7 7 8
Natural Sciences 12 9 10 11 10 11 14 16 16 16 18 21
Social Sciences 6 7 7 7 9 9 6 4 4 5 8 7

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 93 175 157 162 151 150 153 221 191
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 11
Chemical Engineering 116 111 111 81 91 117 117 101 115 116
Chemistry 29 28 35 38 41 58 53 49 61 68
Civil Engineering 58 62 65 74 74 87 109 109 95 88
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 7
Computer Science 25 28 16 25 29 37 47 50 72 88
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 36
Electrical Engineering 31 30 28 34 41 51 57 69 74 79
Environment / Ecology - 18 11 6 10 14 13 8 10 10
Geosciences 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 4
Materials Science 16 18 15 16 24 34 41 37 46 58
Mathematics 8 9 11 10 12 18 18 22 18 30
Mechanical Engineering 127 98 120 183 178 152 159 196 215 217
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 2
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 11
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 25
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 5 5 8 3 3 3 4 11
Physics 17 20 18 24 22 28 26 26 29 35
Plant & Animal Science - 36 35 33 30 33 25 29 29 28
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 27
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 5
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 24