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University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195
The University of Washington (UW), commonly referred to as Washington or informally UDub, is a public research university inSeattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1861, UW is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast and has one of the best medical schools in the world. UW has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
The university has three campuses: the primary and largest in the University District of Seattle and two others in Tacoma and Bothell. Its operating expenses and research budget for fiscal year 2014-15 is expected to be $6.4 billion. The UW occupies over 500 buildings, with over 20 million gross square footage of space, including the University of Washington Plaza, consisting of the 325-foot (99 m) UW Tower and conference center.
Washington is an elected member of the Association of American Universities, and its research budget is among the highest in the United States. In athletics, the university competes in the NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference.
Reputation and rankings
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In the most recent international rankings: University of Washington ranked 16th among the world top 500 universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and has been consistently regarded to be among the top 20 by the institution. In Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2012–13), the institute ranked 25th worldwide when its World Reputation Rankingsof the same year considered it to be 26th. Meanwhile, QS World University Rankings (2012) ranked it 59th globally.
For local rankings: U.S. News and World Report ranked UW’s undergraduate program 42nd among “national universities” and 10th among public universities. Among graduate programs, in 2012 U.S. News ranked UW’s program in primary care medicine first,nursing first, social work third, statistics third (Department of Biostatistics) and seventh (Department of Statistics)  pharmacy fifth, library and information science fourth, public health sixth, computer science seventh, education seventh,research medicine ninth, engineering 21st, and law 20th. UW’s nursing school has ranked first each year in the U.S. Newsrankings since the magazine began ranking nursing schools in 1993. In the Washington Monthly National University Rankings, University of Washington ranked 8th in 2012, 16th in 2010, 14th in 2009, 14th in 2007, and 15th in 2006. The Top American Research Universities ranked University of Washington 11th among the top 50 American universities in 2010 published by The Center for Measuring University Performance, Arizona State University.
Rankings published by institutions of other places: Leiden Ranking (2013) published by Leiden University of Netherlands ranked University of Washington 27th among the world 500 major universities. In 2011, University of Washington ranked 8th among the world 2,000 universities in University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) published by Middle East Technical University. At the same time, the Top 200 Colleges and Universities in the World on University Web Ranking published by 4 International Colleges & Universities placed it at 8th.
There are rankings for some specific domains as well. It ranked 13th among 300 Best World Universities in 2011 compiled by Human Resources & Labor Review (HRLR) on Measurements of World’s Top 300 Universities Graduates’ Performance . In the Kiplingermagazine’s 2012 “Best Values in Public Colleges” list, the university ranked 14th for in-state students and 18th for out-of-state studentsIn 2011, the university ranked second among universities by number of undergraduate alumni currently serving as Peace Corpsvolunteers, at 110. UW tied for third in 2010 (94 volunteers), first in 2009 (101 volunteers), first in 2008 (104 volunteers) and first in 2007 (113 volunteers). In the Global Language Monitor‘s rankings of universities by Internet presence, UW ranked 12th in 2012. In 2012, SmartMoney named the University of Washington as 6th best salary returns on tuition. The university was also listed as a “Public Ivy” in Greene’s Guides in 2001. Washington is an elected member of the American Association of Universities.
Suzzallo Library Meany Hall, concert venue
UW Tower, 22 Stories