Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis
Its generally in the top 50 American universities(#46). In the Pac 12, it ranks behind Stanford(#6), Cal(#21), USC(Tied #24), UCLA (Tied #24) and ahead, in most cases significantly, of all the other Pac 12 schools, including Arizona(#120). Other rankings may have them ranked differently. I don't know where you draw the line at prestigious.
You can use the US News & World Report if you want... if you really need an explanation of why "prestigious academically" and "UW" don't coexeist in the same sentence, then you're just arguing for the sake of arguing.
Let's just say that having a bare minimum of a 4.0+ GPA just to even be considered by admissions is a good sign the college is academically prestigious.