University of Washington Rankings & Review

University of Washington campus in Seattle, WA on a Spring day.

Overall Rank:

Ranked #18 in the 2022 Ranking of the Best Colleges in the United States. Scroll down for the detailed subject major rankings, following the college data.

The Basics

Location Seattle, Washington
Official Website University of Washington
Nickname Huskies
School Colors Purple & Gold
Athletic Conference Pac-12

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Gold
Renown Gold
Diversity Success Silver
Sports Renown Silver
Tuition Profile Public university with low tuition for Washington state residents and high for out of state residents.
Endowment Silver
Alumni Engagement Bronze

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Broad, Full Academic Program
Professional Schools:
Architecture Yes
Business Yes
Dental Yes
Engineering Yes
Law Yes
Medical Yes
Nursing Yes
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Human Sciences / Education Yes
Public Health / Urban Policy No

Renowned Alumni

Here are some of the notable alumni from University of Washington, who some say made an impact on the world. You probably have heard of a lot of these, but are there any others you would add in?

  • Tom Foley – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Kenny G (Kenneth Bruce Gorelick) – jazz musician.
  • Sally Jewell – CEO of REI, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
  • Bruce Lee – Martial Artist and Actor.
  • Kyle MacLachlan – Actor
  • Warren Moon – NFL Quarterback.
  • Irv Robbins – Baskin Robbins co-founder.
  • Rick Steves – Travel writer and television host.
  • Kim Thayil – Soundgarden guitarist.
  • Isaiah Jamar Thomas – NBA Basketball player.
  • Dawn Wells – Actress best known for her role as Mary Ann in “Gilligan’s Island.”
  • Rainn Wilson – Actor.

Who else would you add to this list?



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