University of Washington

Vision StatementThe University of Washington educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship.Discovery is at the heart of our university.We discover timely solutions to the worlds most complex problems and enrich the lives of people throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world.Uniquely WashingtonThe University of Washingtons vision and strategic priorities reflect the core values and culture that make us great and unique.- UW Standard of Excellence: We recruit the best, most diverse and innovative faculty and staff from around the world, encouraging a vibrant intellectual community for our students. We link academic excellence to cutting-edge research through scholarly exploration and intellectual rigor. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, as a beacon for our community and the world.- Academic Community: We are educators and learners. We promote access to excellence and strive to inspire through education that emphasizes the power of discovery and the foundation of critical and analytic thinking. We foster creativity, challenge the boundaries of knowledge and cultivate independence of mind through unique interdisciplinary partnerships.- World Leaders in Research: We have grown into the most successful public research university in the nation in attracting support for our research. Ours is a proud culture of innovation, collaboration and discovery that has transformational impact.- Celebrating Place: The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest envelops us. This is an important element of who we are, for this awe-inspiring place not only anchors us, it reaffirms our desire to effect positive change in the world around us. We accept gratefully our role in preserving and enhancing Washington: the place, the people, our home.- Spirit of Innovation: As Washingtonians, we are profoundly optimistic about our future. Based on our past and present, we find inspiration for the future. Ours is a culture with a determined persistence that engenders innovation and a belief that our goals can be realized.- World Citizens: We are compassionate and committed to the active pursuit of global engagement and connectedness. We assume leadership roles to make the world a better place through education and research. We embrace our role to foster engaged and responsible citizenship as part of the learning experience of our students, faculty and staff.- Being Public: As a public university we are deeply committed to serving all our citizens. We collaborate with partners from around the world to bring knowledge and discovery home to elevate the quality of lives of Washingtonians. This measure of public trust and shared responsibility guides our decision-making as well as our aspirations and vision for the future.

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Public, Coed 1861 N/A Quarter $3.0 billion + Box 355852, Seattle, WA 98195 (206) 543-9686
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61 100.0 Washington Seattle 852 124

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Total number of students 44,945
Number of international students 6,994
Total number of academic staff 3,934
Number of international staff 696
Number of undergraduate degrees awarded 7,506
Number of master's degrees awarded 3,608
Number of doctoral degrees awarded 1,397
Number of research only staff 2,086
Number of new undergraduate students 8,612
Number of new master's students 3,348

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The University of Washington is a public institution that was founded in 1861. The school's oldest and largest campus in terms of enrollment is located in Seattle – the largest city in Washington. In 1990, the university added two smaller campuses in Bothell and Tacoma, Washington. Around 70 percent of the university's students – across all three campuses – study at the undergraduate level. Still, the large university offers more than 370 graduate-level programs. Tuition costs are higher for non-Washington-state residents, and university housing is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. UW utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar, and English is the language of instruction.

The university has 16 colleges and schools that offer studies in a range of subjects, such as arts and sciences, engineering and social work. Its highly ranked graduate schools include the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the College of Education. The University of Washington Medical Center, a teaching hospital, is highly ranked in several specialties. The university offers a community-based medical education program that allows students to complete clinical rotations in different states throughout the region - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. One goal of the program is to increase the number of primary care physicians, particularly in rural areas. Research awards received by UW have topped $1 billion in recent years, and the school has more than 280 specialized research centers. Among these research centers are the West Coast Poverty Center, the Polar Science Center and the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.

Seattle, Washington 98195 United States

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Global score 83.4
# Global research reputation 30
# Regional research reputation 18
# Publications 12
# Books 71
# Conferences 146
# Normalized citation impact 18
# Total citations 7
# Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 10
# Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 21
# International collaboration 257
# Percentage of total publications with international collaboration 676
# Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited 7
# Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited 20