The University of Washington

The latest U.S. News & World Report listing of top-ranked universities in the world is out for 2024, and UW’s marine and freshwater biology ranked No. 5 for subject rankings, and geosciences ranked No. 9. The University of Washington overall tied for No. 7 in the rankings, which were released last week. The UW maintained its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions.

“Impact is at the heart of everything we collectively accomplish, and I am honored to see the UW once again recognized as ranking highly among the world’s best research universities,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “I’m exceptionally proud of the global research contributions made by our community of UW faculty and scholars across many disciplines.”

The U.S. News ranking methodology —  based on data and metrics provided by Clarivate — weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration.

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