UW jumps to No. 8 in global ranking of best universities; computer science among top subjects

The University of Washington has moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest ranking of Best Global Universities from U.S. News & World Report, beating out such prestigious institutions as Princeton, Yale and Johns Hopkins.

The UW held onto its No. 2 ranking among U.S. public institutions. Among the subject area rankings, the university landed in the top 10 for immunology, infectious diseases, molecular biology and genetics, and clinical medicine, among others.

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