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The University of Washington tied for No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings for 2024-2025. The UW maintained its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions.

More than 2,000 schools from the U.S. and 100 other countries were ranked on 13 indicators that measured academic research performance and global and regional reputations. The UW School of Medicine’s academic research is a major contributor to the University of Washington’s No. 7 ranking.

Best Global Universities — Subject Rankings

The UW School of Medicine is ranked in the top 30 globally in the following subject areas:

  • #6 in Clinical Medicine (tie)
  • #6 in Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • #7 in Microbiology
  • #9 in Biology and Biochemistry
  • #9 in Infectious Diseases
  • #12 in Immunology
  • #14 in Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • #15 in Surgery
  • #16 in Cell Biology
  • #19 in Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology
  • #19 in Oncology (tie)
  • #22 in Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

The Best Global Universities rankings are based on various bibliometric measures, including publications and citations, as well as global and regional reputation indicators.

For more information, see the 2024-2025 Best Global Universities Rankings.