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The University of Auckland

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Auckland is ranked within the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, making it New Zealand’s highest ranked university. It is also the largest and most comprehensive. The University’s student population of 42,000 includes 6,000 international students representing over 110 countries.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Auckland is ranked first in New Zealand in 35 of the 40 subjects, featuring in the top 50 in 15 subjects: 

Archaeology (20), Education (23), Development Studies (26), Psychology (29), English Language and Literature (31), Nursing (32), Law (32), Accounting and Finance (34), Geography (38), Civil and Structural Engineering (41), Architecture (44), Anthropology (44), Social Policy (49), Linguistics (49), Business and Management Studies (50). 

It is also recipient of a five star plus QS Stars University Rating for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

Our home

The University is located in the harbour city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests. Auckland was ranked third out of 230 cities in the 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, and one of the QS Best Student Cities 2015. We have five main campuses, the largest of which is nestled within Auckland's bustling cultural and business hub. From theatres and cafes, to sports and outdoor pursuits, there are myriad recreational opportunities right on our doorstep.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
92=
2014
82
2015
81
2016
  • 67.30
    Overall Score
  • 90.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 85.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 50
    Citations per Faculty
  • 86.5
    International Faculty
  • 89.5
    International Students
51-100
2014
51-100
2015
20
2016
  • 80.40
    Overall Score
  • 78.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 80.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 91
    Citations per Paper
  • 84.4
    H-index Citations
35
2014
28
2015
  • 79.50
    Overall Score
  • 81.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 77.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.5
    Citations per Paper
  • 64.6
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,025
International
638

Number of students

29,930
Postgraduate 16%
Undergraduate 84%

Number of international students

8,443
Postgraduate 28%
Undergraduate 72%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

20 Undergraduate Courses

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47 Postgraduate Courses

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