Information for Prospective Students
The University of Washington is one of the nation's leading research institutions. In the most recent ranking by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the UW ranked 16th among the world's top universities. The Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT), which measures the quality and impact of research endeavors ranked the UW as the top public university in overall ranking worldwide. The UW second among public universities in the receipt of federal grants and contracts.
The School of Public Health is one of the top schools of public health, ranking sixth nationally in 2011 by U.S. News and World Report.
In 2011, the School enrolled 358 incoming graduate and 59 incoming undergraduate students, bringing the total student number to 1003. (81% graduate, 69% women, 8% international, 27% minority). The School has 248 full, 196 adjunct, 469 affiliate & clinical faculty.
For the past ten years, the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has enrolled an average of 73 graduate students a year (58% women, 15% minority, 15% international). Each quarter, the undergraduate program has an average of 34 undergraduate students. The Department has 35 full, 8 adjunct, 46 affiliate and 17 clinical faculty.
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides expert assistance to government and community agencies, industry, and business. Due to these service activities, faculty brings knowledge of current public health problems to the classroom and to research projects.
Undergraduate students and graduate students in the Exposure Sciences program can take advantage of internship opportunities in a public agency, private industry, or an academic or international setting. This valuable experience prepares them for employment after graduation, or furthers their education in a graduate or professional degree program.
Seattle is the cultural center of the Pacific Northwest, with more than a dozen theater companies, a major art museum, and professional symphony orchestra, ballet, and opera. The Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square are popular attractions, as are professional sports teams. Seattle's temperate climate and its location on Puget Sound, between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, provide year-round sailing, kayaking, hiking, and mountaineering. Cross-country and downhill ski areas are within an hour's drive.