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University of Colombo

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The oldest campus in Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo is a sprawling complex occupying over fifty acres of prime land in the heart of the city. Today, "College House" (the administrative hub of the university) with its period architecture, is a well known landmark in the city. In keeping with its motto "Buddhih Sarvatra Bhrajate" which means "Wisdom shines forth every where", the University of Colombo strives to maintain academic excellence in all areas of study. The Medical and Science Faculties of the University are not only the oldest in the university system of Sri Lanka but are also arguably the best in terms of Faculty and resources. Student life is enhanced by a plethora of extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The beautiful playground and the modern gymnasium offer sportsmen and women the opportunity to exploit and develop their abilities to the fullest. Meanwhile the New Arts Theater is often the arena for spotlighting the dramatic/musical talents of our student population. The location of the University affords the student population all the advantages of a "metropolitan university" in easy access to international information/resource centers, libraries, theaters, sports complexes etc. Today, the University of Colombo with a proud history of......
701+
2016
701+
2017
751-800
2018
151-160
2015
172
2016
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 40.4
    Alumni Outcomes
151-160
2015
172
2016
301-500
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 33.6
    Overall Score
  • 48.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 40.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 32.3
    International Faculty
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,000

Number of students

16,433
Postgraduate 28%
Undergraduate 72%

Number of international students

164
Postgraduate 50%
Undergraduate 50%
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.