City, University of London : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =330
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio16
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students7,362
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty970

+ 153 others shortlisted this university

+ 154 others shortlisted this university

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Founded over 125 years ago, City, University of London  has all the benefits students expect of a London university – strong links with business and industry for career development, an inclusive and diverse community from across the world, and unbeatable opportunities for sport, culture and entertainment. Ranked the greenest university in London (People and Planet University League 2019), City is within top 200 in the world for commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Global Goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020).


City is divided into five academic Schools:


City's unique focus on both academic excellence and business and the professions contributes to making City a leading global university:

  • Ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 76% of City’s research submissions are rated of world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) quality (REF 2014)
  • Awarded Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
  • City attracts close to 20,000 students from over 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.
  • The Greenest university in London (People and Planet University League 2019)
  • Located in the heart of London, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities

Award-Winning Student Support

It’s not just students’ academic development that’s important to City. City offers a wide range of student support services from day one, to help them settle in and cope with the pressures that come with student life. Students at City are part of a welcoming and diverse community, with student counselling, buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union and an award-winning student centre.

Chat to a City student today

For prospective students hoping to get a closer look at what it’s like to be a student at City, there is a team of student ambassadors who are available to answer questions. The chat feature allows students to select a preferred course of interest, as well as a country of origin. This provides students with a unique and personalised insight into studying at City.

Chat to a City student now


For over 100 years, City has been the University for business and the professions. Our outstanding subject specific facilities are one result of that close relationships. They have been designed, often in collaboration with professionals working in relevant sectors, to ensure our students have opportunities to develop professional skills and prepare for their future careers. 

As part of our commitment to academic excellence, City has invested £120 million in structural developments in campus since 2012. This includes the refurbishment, extension and relocation of City’s main entrance and the creation of a new 240-seat lecture theatre.  

City’s main campus also houses our main University library, which occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. In addition, there are specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School.

CitySport, the brand new sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. Fitted with the latest and most sophisticated fitness equipment across 3,000m2 of floor space, CitySport provides leading-edge sport and well-being facilities for students.

City joined the University of London (UOL) on 1st September 2016. As a result, City students gained access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports facilities, accommodation provision and libraries

City, University of London is located at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world . The English capital is a truly global city, boasting a wealth of jobs across a range of industries and some of the world’s top cultural attractions. 

From shops, cafés and restaurants to museums, galleries and arts venues; from leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs; and from cityscapes to green spaces, London is a city for everyone. 

City’s main Northampton Square campus sits between three of London’s most popular districts. Islington offers tantalising dining and shopping options, Shoreditch buzzes with entrepreneurial creativity and lively nightlife, while Clerkenwell is a hub for trend-setting design and cosy bars.


Producing graduates who are highly employable is a central focus of City, University of London. City is in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017). 

The CareersService is there to help you evaluate your life and career goals and plan thesteps you need to take to achieve your career aims. You can discuss your plansat one-to-one career appointments and group workshops from your first term.

Major employersvisit City regularly through the year to give presentations, attend career fairsand run skills sessions. In addition, careers consultants and employersfrequently hold workshops on subjects such as successful interviews andpresentation skills.

The Careersteam regularly hosts panel events, giving students the opportunity toinvestigate the career options available to them. Each event consists of aseries of talks followed by a networking reception with employers and recentgraduates, often featuring City alumni.

About

Founded over 125 years ago, City, University of London  has all the benefits students expect of a London university – strong links with business and industry for career development, an inclusive and diverse community from across the world, and unbeatable opportunities for sport, culture and entertainment. Ranked the greenest university in London (People and Planet University League 2019), City is within top 200 in the world for commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Global Goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020).


City is divided into five academic Schools:


City's unique focus on both academic excellence and business and the professions contributes to making City a leading global university:

  • Ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 76% of City’s research submissions are rated of world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) quality (REF 2014)
  • Awarded Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
  • City attracts close to 20,000 students from over 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.
  • The Greenest university in London (People and Planet University League 2019)
  • Located in the heart of London, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities

Award-Winning Student Support

It’s not just students’ academic development that’s important to City. City offers a wide range of student support services from day one, to help them settle in and cope with the pressures that come with student life. Students at City are part of a welcoming and diverse community, with student counselling, buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union and an award-winning student centre.

Chat to a City student today

For prospective students hoping to get a closer look at what it’s like to be a student at City, there is a team of student ambassadors who are available to answer questions. The chat feature allows students to select a preferred course of interest, as well as a country of origin. This provides students with a unique and personalised insight into studying at City.

Chat to a City student now


For over 100 years, City has been the University for business and the professions. Our outstanding subject specific facilities are one result of that close relationships. They have been designed, often in collaboration with professionals working in relevant sectors, to ensure our students have opportunities to develop professional skills and prepare for their future careers. 

As part of our commitment to academic excellence, City has invested £120 million in structural developments in campus since 2012. This includes the refurbishment, extension and relocation of City’s main entrance and the creation of a new 240-seat lecture theatre.  

City’s main campus also houses our main University library, which occupies five floors in the Northampton Square building. In addition, there are specialist libraries for Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) and The City Law School.

CitySport, the brand new sports centre, is the largest student sports facility in central London. Fitted with the latest and most sophisticated fitness equipment across 3,000m2 of floor space, CitySport provides leading-edge sport and well-being facilities for students.

City joined the University of London (UOL) on 1st September 2016. As a result, City students gained access to a larger student community, numerous student societies, additional sports facilities, accommodation provision and libraries

City, University of London is located at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world . The English capital is a truly global city, boasting a wealth of jobs across a range of industries and some of the world’s top cultural attractions. 

From shops, cafés and restaurants to museums, galleries and arts venues; from leading Premier League football teams to nightclubs; and from cityscapes to green spaces, London is a city for everyone. 

City’s main Northampton Square campus sits between three of London’s most popular districts. Islington offers tantalising dining and shopping options, Shoreditch buzzes with entrepreneurial creativity and lively nightlife, while Clerkenwell is a hub for trend-setting design and cosy bars.


Producing graduates who are highly employable is a central focus of City, University of London. City is in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017). 

The CareersService is there to help you evaluate your life and career goals and plan thesteps you need to take to achieve your career aims. You can discuss your plansat one-to-one career appointments and group workshops from your first term.

Major employersvisit City regularly through the year to give presentations, attend career fairsand run skills sessions. In addition, careers consultants and employersfrequently hold workshops on subjects such as successful interviews andpresentation skills.

The Careersteam regularly hosts panel events, giving students the opportunity toinvestigate the career options available to them. Each event consists of aseries of talks followed by a networking reception with employers and recentgraduates, often featuring City alumni.

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University highlights

City, University of London is one of the top Public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=330 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=327
  • 2014
    #347
  • 2015
    #=341
  • 2016
    #301
  • 2017
    #314
  • 2018
    #343
  • 2019
    #351
  • 2020
    #349
  • 2021
    #350
  • 2022
    #=330

Ranking criteria

32.4
Overall
20.4
Academic Reputation
49.6
Citations per Faculty
23.4
Employer Reputation
10.2
Faculty Student Ratio
97
International Faculty Ratio
99.9
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
15,158

33%
67%

International students
7,362

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
970

392
578

Total students
15,158

33%
67%

International students
7,362

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
970

578
392

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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