King’s College London Reputation
King’s College London Reputation
Ranking And Reputation
Internationally, King’s is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world by all major global university rankings compilers, having been placed between 19th by the 2015 QS World University Rankings, 27th by the world university rankings of the Times Higher Education and 50th worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. King’s is ranked 50th in the world (and 7th in the UK) in the 2016 Round University Ranking.
As of 2015, King’s is ranked in the top seven UK universities in all the six major academic rankings of global universities: QS, Times Higher Education, ARWU, University Ranking by Academic Performance, U.S. News & World Report (Best Global Universities Rankings) and Center for World University Rankings.
King’s was ranked joint 14th overall in The Sunday Times 10-year (1998–2007) average ranking of British universities based on consistent league table performance. In recent years, however, the university has performed less well in domestic league tables, being placed outside of the top 20 in all three major tables for 2016. It should be noted that the methodologies of these tables include student satisfaction scores with teaching and feedback as a significant input.In common with most other London institutions, King’s performs less well on the National Student Survey (NSS), ranking 133rd for student satisfaction (out of 160 institutes) in the 2015 survey.
According to the 2015 Times and Sunday Times University Guide, their inclusion of student satisfaction scores, along with international guides including reputation scores from academics and employers, explains the disparity between King’s ranking on their (domestic) table and global tables. They add that when the university is ranked according to student satisfaction scores from undergraduates on factors such as academic support, teaching, assessment and feedback, “King’s ranks 106 out of 123 institutions”, although “despite the iffy student satisfaction scores, students continue to apply here in their droves” with an average of 8.1 applicants per place available for 2014 entry. However, although the Complete University Guide has used the results of the NSS since at least 2011,King’s retained a position in their top 20 until the 2015 tables (published 2014), managing 19th on the 2014 tables despite ranking joint 102nd (out of 124) for student satisfaction.
According to the 2017 Complete University Guide, 8 out of the 30 subjects offered by King’s rank within the top 10 nationally, including Education (4th), Food Science (4th), Dentistry (5th), Law (5th), Music (5th), Business & Management Studies (6th), History (9th), and Classics & Ancient History (10th).The Guardian University Guide 2017 ranks King’s in the top ten in 8 subjects, including Law (4th), Economics (6th), Media & film studies (6th), Anatomy & physiology (8th), Dentistry (8th), Politics (9th), Classics & ancient history (10th), and History (10th). King’s College London has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5 or 5* for research quality, and in 2007 it received a good result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.It is in the top tier for research earnings. The Times Higher Education listed King’s College London as eighth in the list of the top 10 universities in clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects in its 2016 world rankings.
In September 2010, the Sunday Times selected King’s as the “University of the Year 2010–11”. King’s was ranked as the 5th best university in the UK for the quality of graduates according to recruiters from the UK’s major companies.
In a survey by The New York Times assessing the most valued graduates by business leaders, King’s College London graduates ranked 22nd in the world and 5th in the UK. In the 2015 Global Employability University Survey of international recruiters, King’s is ranked 43rd in the world and 7th in the UK.King’s was chosen as the 5th best UK university by major British employers in 2015.
In 2014, King’s ranked 5th amongst multidisciplinary UK universities for highest graduate starting salaries (i.e. graduates’ average annual salary six months after graduation). In a big data research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, University of Cambridge and Harvard University, it was revealed the top 10% of King’s male graduates working in England were the 7th highest earning students 10 years after graduation in comparison to graduates of all Higher Education providers (both multi and uni-disciplinary universities) in the UK and the top 10% of its female graduates were the 9th highest earning students 10 years after graduation in the same study.The Guardian University Guide 2017 named King’s as the 6th best university in the country for graduate career prospects, with 84.3% of students finding graduate-level jobs within six months of graduation.
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