city london university ranking

About this university

City University London has over 100 years' experience of teaching and research. Founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and awarded full university status in 1966, City enjoys a reputation for excellence in professional education. More than two thirds of City’s courses are recognised by appropriate professional bodies.

The University is based close to the City of London and plays an active role in the business and professional life of the capital. Its Chancellor is the Lord Mayor of London and degree ceremonies are held at the historic Guildhall.

Why Choose City University?

  • Ranked among the top five per cent of universities around the world
  • Ranked 9 th in the UK for graduate-level jobs and 12th overall in the graduate employment category by The Sunday Times University Guide 2013
  • Five constituent schools offering an excellent selection of programmes
  • Sir John Cass Business School is ranked as the fourth best in the UK, 15th in Europe and in the top one per cent in the world by the Financial Times.
  • State-of-the-art learПing and research facilities
  • 17,000 students from more than 160 countries
  • Over 700 academic staff from 50 nations.

Academic strengths

One-third of the University’s academic activity is business related, including a world-class business school. Another third is health, including nursing, optometry and food policy. The final third includes IT, mathematics, engineering, law, social sciences and creative and cultural subjects.

City has close contacts with multinational companies and leading London firms. Its graduate employment record continues to be one of the best in the country.

City University’s student body is two thirds undergraduate and one third postgraduate with a high number of mature students. Nearly a third of students come from outside the UK, drawn from 160 countries.


City University London is located in the heart of London. Its main campus is in Clerkenwell, which lies between Islington and the edge of the City of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Home to national arts venues like Sadlers Wells and the Barbican, the local area offers world-class dance, music, theatre, galleries and museums as well as a large selection of bars, shops and restaurants.

All the University buildings and halls of residence are within walking distance of each other, apart from the School of Nursing and Midwifery's second site at Whitechapel, which is a short underground or bus ride away. New student housing has been opened, 20 minutes from the main site.

By bus or the underground, students are only 20 minutes from a variety of entertainment in the West End, Covent Garden and the South Bank.

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