The University of Washington is Washington State’s university system, comprised of three campuses in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell. "The University of Washington" is generally used to denote the Seattle campus, which is the oldest public university on the west coast and widely considered one of the best public institutions in the country. The school sits on a beautiful piece of land that offers views of two bays and two mountain ranges. Mt. Shasta is visible from many points on campus. Sports are a dominant part of life at the school, with men’s football and basketball drawing huge crowds and alumni support. The university has dedicated itself to sustainable practices, and currently ranks in the top fifteen most sustainable universities.