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University College London World Ranking

University College London World Ranking

Best universities in the UK 2017

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UK rank 2017 World University rank 2017 University
1 1 University of Oxford
2 4 University of Cambridge
3 8 Imperial College London
4 15 University College London
5 =25 London School of Economics and Political Science
6 27 University of Edinburgh
7 =36 King’s College London
8 55 University of Manchester
9 71 University of Bristol
10 =82 University of Warwick
11 88 University of Glasgow
12 =96 Durham University
13 109 University of Sheffield
14 =110 University of St Andrews
15 =113 Queen Mary University of London
16 =121 University of Southampton
17 =126 University of Exeter
18 129 University of York
19 130 University of Birmingham
20 133 University of Leeds
21 =137 Lancaster University
22 147 University of Nottingham
23 149 University of Sussex
24 158 University of Liverpool
25 =165 University of East Anglia
26 172 University of Leicester
27 =173 Royal Holloway, University of London
28 =180 University of Dundee
29 =182 Cardiff University
30 =188 University of Aberdeen
31 =190 Newcastle University
32 =192 University of Reading
=33 201-250 Birkbeck, University of London
=33 201-250 Queen’s University Belfast
=33 201-250 St George’s, University of London
=36 251-300 University of Bath
=36 251-300 University of Surrey
=38 301-350 Aberystwyth University
=38 301-350 Anglia Ruskin University
=38 301-350 Bangor University
=38 301-350 Brunel University London
=38 301-350 University of Essex
=38 301-350 Goldsmiths, University of London
=38 301-350 University of Kent
=38 301-350 Loughborough University
=38 301-350 Royal Veterinary College
=38 301-350 University of Stirling
=38 301-350 Swansea University
=49 351-400 Aston University
=49 351-400 City, University of London
=49 351-400 Plymouth University
=52 401-500 Heriot-Watt University
=52 401-500 Keele University
=52 401-500 The Open University
=52 401-500 Oxford Brookes University
=52 401-500 University of Portsmouth
=52 401-500 Soas, University of London
=52 401-500 University of Strathclyde
=59 501-600 University of Hertfordshire
=59 501-600 University of Hull
=59 501-600 Liverpool John Moores University
=59 501-600 Middlesex University
=59 501-600 Ulster University
=64 601-800 University of Bedfordshire
=64 601-800 Bournemouth University
=64 601-800 University of Bradford
=64 601-800 University of Brighton
=64 601-800 University of Central Lancashire
=64 601-800 Coventry University
=64 601-800 De Montfort University
=64 601-800 University of East London
=64 601-800 Edinburgh Napier University
=64 601-800 Glasgow Caledonian University
=64 601-800 University of Greenwich
=64 601-800 University of Huddersfield
=64 601-800 Kingston University
=64 601-800 Leeds Beckett University
=64 601-800 University of Lincoln
=64 601-800 London Metropolitan University
=64 601-800 Manchester Metropolitan University
=64 601-800 Northumbria University
=64 601-800 Nottingham Trent University
=64 601-800 University of Roehampton
=64 601-800 University of Salford
=64 601-800 Teesside University
=64 601-800 University of the West of England
=64 601-800 University of the West of Scotland
=64 601-800 University of Westminster
=89 801+ London South Bank University
=89 801+ Robert Gordon University
=89 801+ Sheffield Hallam University

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Rankings and reputation

Rankings
ARWU
(2016, national)
3
ARWU
(2016, world)
17
QS
(2018, national)
3
QS
(2018, world)
7
THE
(2016/17, national)
4
THE
(2016/17, world)
15
CWTS Leiden
(2017, national)
4
CWTS Leiden
(2017, world)
26
Complete
(2018, national)
7
The Guardian
(2018, national)
10
Times/Sunday Times
(2017, national)
6
International

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities. In the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, UCL is ranked 17th in the world (and 3rd in Europe). In the subject tables it is ranked 8th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) for Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy,joint 51st to 75th in the world (and joint 10th in Europe) for Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences, 9th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) for Life & Agricultural Sciences, joint 51st to 75th in the world (and joint 14th in Europe) for Natural Sciences and Mathematicsand joint 51st to 75th in the world (and joint 12th in Europe) for Social Sciences.

In the 2017/18 QS World University Rankings, UCL remained ranked 7th in the world (and 3rd in Europe). In the 2015/16 faculty rankings it is ranked joint 14th in the world (and 3rd in Europe) for Arts and Humanities, 50th in the world (and 13th in Europe) for Engineering & Technology, 11th in the world (and 4th in Europe) for Life Sciences and Medicine, joint 49th in the world (and joint 9th in Europe) for Natural Sciences and 29th in the world (and 7th in Europe) for Social Sciences & Management. In the 2015/16 Rankings by Subject, UCL is ranked in 35 of the 42 subjects featured, with a ranking in the world top 20 for 16 subjects and in the world top 10 for eight (Archaeology (3rd), Architecture/Built Environment (2nd), Dentistry (8th), Education (1st), Geography (7th), Medicine (9th), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (8th) and Psychology (5th)).

In the 2016/17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UCL is ranked 15th in the world (and 5th in Europe).In the subject tables it is ranked 4th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) for Arts and Humanities,6th in the world (and 4th in Europe) for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health,12th in the world (and 6th in Europe) for Computer Science, joint 38th in the world (and 12th in Europe) for Engineering and Technology, 12th in the world (and 4th in Europe) for Life Sciences,joint 23rd in the world (and 8th in Europe) for Physical Sciences and 14th in the world (and 3rd in Europe) for Social Sciences.] In the 2016 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, UCL is ranked 16th in the world (and 3rd in Europe). In the 2015 Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking, UCL is ranked 30th in the world (and 11th in Europe).

In the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, UCL is ranked 23rd in the world (and 4th in Europe). UCL is ranked 6th in the world (and 3rd in Europe) in the 2015/16 University Ranking by Academic Performance. UCL is ranked 16th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Ranking. UCL is ranked 14th in the world (and 5th in Europe) in the 2016 Round University Ranking.

National

In The Sunday Times 10-year (1998–2007) average ranking of British universities based on consistent league table performance, UCL was ranked 5th overall in the UK. UCL is one of only eight universities (along with the other members of the G5, Bath, St Andrews and Warwick) to have never left the top 15 in one of the three main domestic rankings between 2008-2017.

UCL is considered one of the top multi-faculty universities in UK university rankings. In the 2013 Guardian University Guide subject tables, UCL is ranked first in six subject areas (out of a total of 46): Archaeology and Forensics, Architecture, Art and Design, Civil Engineering, English, and Psychology. In the 2016 Complete University Guide subject tables, UCL is ranked in the top 10 in 26 subjects, and is ranked first for Building. In a 2015 Times Higher Education study UCL was chosen as the 8th best university in the UK for the quality of graduates according to recruiters from the UK’s major companies.

 
 
 
 
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