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About the UW

The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is one of the world's most prestigious universities. The UW enrolls more than 60,000 students each year and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in numerous fields, including medicine, education, public affairs, aeronautics and business.

A World-Class Educational Institute

University of Washington campus

The University of Washington is considered one of the best universities in the world. It's been ranked No. 8 globally and No. 2 among U.S. public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. It's also been recognized by Reuters as the most innovative public university in the world.

The UW offers many areas of study, including more than 300 separate programs and over 600 degree options. A major research center, the University attracts more money in federal research grants than any other public school in the United States. It has been home to seven Nobel Prize winners and 17 MacArthur Fellows "genius grant" recipients.

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