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Rankings

This list represents a selection of national and global rankings of Washington University by media and other ranking institutions. It is not a comprehensive list, but intended to present an overview of significant surveys. Additional information can be obtained on the websites of many of these sources.

Undergraduate Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

Ranking Year
Overall - Best Colleges - National Universities 19 2019
Overall - Best Values 22 2019

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

Ranking Year
Overall Ranking of U.S. Colleges 18 2019

Entrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review

Ranking Year
Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs 7 2019

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Ranking Year
First-Year Enrollments of Black Students at High-Ranking Universities 8 2018

Poets & Quants

Ranking Year
Best Undergraduate Business Programs 3 2018

The Princeton Review

Ranking Year
Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurs 7 2019
Best Campus Food 3 2020
Best College Dorms 1 2020
Great Financial Aid 3 2020
Best Quality of Life 11 2020
Best-Run Colleges 3 2020

Niche

Ranking Year
Best Colleges in America 14 2020
Best College Campuses in America 2 2020
Colleges with the Best Student Life in America 12 2020
Colleges with the Best Academics in America 19 2020
Colleges with the Best Professors in America 20 2020

College Factual

Ranking Year
Top Quality Overall 21 2019

Graduate & Professional U.S. Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

Ranking Year
Best Medical Schools - Research 8* 2018
Best Medical Schools - Primary Care 10* 2018
Best Health Schools - Audiology 3 2018
Best Health Schools - Occupational Therapy 1* 2016
Best Health Schools - Physical Therapy 1* 2016
U.S. News - Best Law Schools 18 2018
U.S. News - Best Business Schools 23* 2019
U.S. News - Best Social Work Schools 2 2018
Graduate Programs Ranked in Top 20 by U.S. News
Art 12 2016
American Politics 12 2018
Biological Sciences 11 2018
Biomedical/Bioengineering 12* 2018
Clinical Psychology 16 2018
Comparative Politics 11 2018
Political Methodology 7 2018
Political Science 19 2018
Psychology 13 2018

Asterisk (*) indicates tie

Bloomberg Business Week

Ranking Year
Best Business Schools 32 2018

Entrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review

Ranking Year
Best Grad Programs for Entrepreneurs 22 2018

World University Rankings

 

Ranking Year
Times Higher Education 54
(18 in U.S.)
2019
QS World University Ranking 100
(31 in U.S.)
2019
U.S. News Best Global Universities 32
(24 in U.S.)
2018
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU Shanghai Ranking) 20
(16 in U.S.)
2018