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University of Colombo

Location

Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ranking

# 951-1000QS World University Rankings

About University of Colombo

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 over 115 years continues in its endeavor to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the "metropolitan university, modern and international in outlook and character".

About University of Colombo

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 over 115 years continues in its endeavor to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the "metropolitan university, modern and international in outlook and character".

University information

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Rankings & ratings

University of Colombo is one of the top public universities in Colombo,, Sri Lanka. It is ranked #951-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #601+
  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #751-800
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #1001+
  • 2021
    #1001+
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1201-1400
  • 2024
    #1001-1200
  • 2025
    #951-1000

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