Washington (DC) Monthly, a policy magazine for wonks and insiders, has ranked universities since 2005 on how much good they do for the country. It uses measures such as the social mobility that schools provide students, the research output of faculty and students, and the degree to which students engage in public service. The metrics are arbitrary, of course, but so are those of all other rankings.
This year’s Washington Monthly rankings are out.
The University of Washington is ranked 7th among National Universities, behind four UC campuses (San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley, and UCLA), Texas A&M, and Stanford.
In a separate ranking of “Best Bang for the Buck” UW is ranked 6th among National Universities, behind the University of Florida, Georgia Tech, UNC, San Diego State, and Texas A&M.
We’ll take it. And a discipline-specific reminder for Washington students:
There are various OK reasons to go out-of-state for college: get away from your boyfriend/girlfriend, get away from your parents, get away from the rain.
Getting a better Computer Science education is not one of them!
Learn more about Computer Science, and about UW CSE, here.