The U.S. News and World Report has been ranking educational institutions for the past 30 years. The U.S. News rankings are based on each institution's academic research and reputation, and is meant to be a tool for incoming and prospective students to compare universities all around the world. The 2020 results are out, and the University of Washington has been ranked #10 globally with a score of 85.3. This puts the University above Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and below the University of Cambridge, Princeton University and Columbia University. The informational webpage for the University of Washinton contains quick facts about the university and some insight into it's global score. The combination of highly ranked graduate schools, the reputable teaching hospital, The University of Washington Medical Center, as well as the 280 specialized research centers, propelled the university to the top of the list! Of the 280 research centers, the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases was listed in the bio!
Other ranking statuses are provided including world rankings for publications (#17), total citations (#7), and the number of highly cited papers that are amoung the top 1 percent cited (#7). We are proud to be a part of an institution so highly regarded for their research and in contributing to impactful and important findings that continue to influence the field of science globally. You can read the full U.S. News bio here!