University of Washington, Seattle
The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a
boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship.
Ranked No. 13 in the world on the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform
lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.
Belief in possibility
So what defines our students, faculty and community members? Above all, it’s our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism. It’s a connection to others near and far. It’s a hunger that pushes us to tackle challenges and pursue progress. It’s the conviction that together we can create a world of good. Join us on the journey.
For over 50 years, the Department of Urban Design and Planning has been the leading planning school in the Pacific Northwest. Through innovative research and nationally ranked training, our graduates and faculty provide the knowledge cities need to solve their most pressing urban challenges. Our mission is to provide the vision, leadership, and skills that shape the great communities in which we all work, live, and thrive.