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University of Cambridge

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge has a very rich history, with its oldest college Peterhouse dating back to the year 1284. Some of its most famous alumni include Sir Isaac Newton, the British physicist who discovered gravity, the actor Ian McKellen, the mathematician Stephen Hawking, the actress Emma Thompson and the newspaper editor Arianna Huffington.

The University of Cambridge has achieved the maximum five QS stars in four categories: research, innovation, teaching and specialist criteria. In addition to being the fourth best university in the world according to our data, the University of Cambridge is fifth in the graduate employment rankings.

The University of Cambridge is also very competitive in a number of specialisms and ranks among the top three universities in the world for English language and literature, geography, history, modern languages, mechanical engineering, the natural sciences and many others.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 4 categories.
Research
Teaching
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
3
2014
=2
2015
=3
2016
4
2017
  • 98.60
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Student
  • 96.2
    International Faculty
  • 96.6
    International Students
  • 93.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 98.2
    Arts and Humanities
  • 94.1
    Engineering and Technology
  • 94.3
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 96
    Natural Science
  • 94.2
    Social Sciences and Management
2
2017
  • 95.50
    Overall Score
  • 99.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 91.5
    Citations per Paper
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 91.3
    H-index Citations
5
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 90.40
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 88.2
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 99.8
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 77.7
    Employer-Student Connections
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
5,355
International
2,221

Number of students

18,875
Postgraduate 37%
Undergraduate 63%

Number of international students

6,689
Postgraduate 63%
Undergraduate 37%
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.