University of the Arts World Ranking
UAL was recently ranked one of the world’s top 5 universities for art and design in 2016/17 QS World University Rankings.
UAL received an overall ranking of 67 out of 124 in the 2014 Complete University Guide league tables, down from 48th place in 2013 and 59th in the 2012 ranking. It was ranked 102nd out of 124 for graduate prospects, and 123rd out of 124 for student satisfaction with teaching.
It was ranked 78th in the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide, compared to 70th in the 2012 ranking. In the 2012 Times Good University Guide the UAL was ranked 82nd out of 116 institutions. The UAL was ranked 31st in the 2013 Guardian University Guide and 16th out of 81 institutions in the Art and Design subject table.
In the 2011 National Student Survey, 69 per cent of University of the Arts London students were satisfied with their experience at the university, compared to an average across all English institutions of 83 per cent. This is up from 62 per cent in 2010.
In the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) results in 2004, Camberwell College of Arts and London College of Communication were awarded 23 out of 24 for art and design; Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art and Design were awarded 22; London College of Fashion was awarded 21. The OFSTED report in March 2012 gave the University’s further education provision an overall rating of “good”.
In 2007 BusinessWeek formed a panel of experienced consultants, academics, and executives to select the best art and design schools around the world, which featured both Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and the London College of Communication.
Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion is the only university course allowed its own on-schedule graduate show at London Fashion Week.