University of London features strongly in QS Rankings

Four University of London Colleges are named in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings published this week
UCL Quad
UCL ranked joint 5th in the QS World University Rankings (photo courtesy of UCL)
These rankings consolidate London’s position as the education capital of the world

The University of London has no less than four of its Colleges in the top 100 of the world’s most prestigious universities, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS. The four Colleges are UCL (joint 5th), King’s College London (16th), LSE (joint 71st) and Queen Mary (98th).

Of the top 200 higher education institutions in the QS World University Rankings, regarded as the most rigorous of its type, London is the only city in the world to have five universities in the top 100 – the four University of London Colleges plus Imperial College London. This compares with three for Boston and Hong Kong, and two for New York, Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne and Beijing.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “These rankings consolidate London’s position as the education capital of the world. Nowhere else will you find such a critical mass of top universities within just a few miles of each other, all providing an excellent education and producing graduates who go on to be leaders in their fields.”

The four constituent Colleges of the University of London provide academic direction for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered through the University of London International Programmes: the suite of LSE–led BSc undergraduate degrees in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, plus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law (UCL, King’s, LSE, Queen Mary).