Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.
We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. But we’re not letting the story end there.
That’s because we’re a place of possibility. We’re always looking for new ways to make things happen. Whether you’re a dedicated student, an innovative lecturer or an ambitious company, Warwick provides a tireless yet supportive environment in which you can make an impact.
And our students, alumni and staff are consistently making an impact - the kind that changes lives, whether close to home or on a global scale.
It’s the achievements of our people that help explain why our levels of research excellence and scholarship are recognised internationally.
It’s a prime attraction for some of the biggest names in worldwide business and industry.
It’s why we’re ranked highly in the lists of great UK and world universities.
All of this contributes to a compelling story, one that’s little more than 50 years old. But who said youth should hold you back from changing the world?
Warwick: one of the top UK universities
The University of Warwick has a reputation for excellence. This sees us highly placed in university rankings, achieving top 10 status in UK league tables and recognition as one of the top universities in the world.
Whether it is our teaching, research, student life or business collaboration, we aim to give people the best experience of Warwick at all times.
By doing this, we’ll keep making an impact on the lives of those both close to home and further afield. And we’ll continue to be globally recognised for our excellence.
University of the Year runner-up overall
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 ranks us 9th in the list of the UK’s top universities, looking at factors spanning entry requirements to graduate employability, to help students make informed decisions about their higher education.
In 2022 we were announced as University of the Year Runner-Up in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The Guardian: One of the UK's top 10 universities
The University of Warwick has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 universities in the Guardian University Guide 2023, placing 8th.
Warwick was also rated as first amongst the Russell Group for Student Voice and for Assessment and Feedback. We also ranked amongst the top five institutions in the Russell Group for Academic Support, Learning Opportunities, Teaching and Organisation and Management.
The Guardian rank universities through eight different scores, which form a total out of 100. These include what students say about their teaching, feedback and the course itself in the annual National Student Survey. Full details on the scoring criteria and methodology can be found on the Guardian website via our external links.
Times Higher Education: UK top 10 and world top 80
The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022 has named the University of Warwick as one of the UK’s top 10 and the world’s top 80 universities. Warwick is 9th in the UK and 78th in the world.
The rankings are informed by data submitted by more than 1,600 institutions. The performance indicators that make up each University rank are:
- Teaching (the learning environment)
- Research (volume, income and reputation)
- Citations (research influence)
- International outlook (staff, students and research)
- Industry income (knowledge transfer)
Complete University Guide (CUG) 2023: 10th in the UK
The Complete University Guide aims to offer independent UK university rankings, course information and expert advice for every student.
The data for these rankings comes from the public domain. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – the official agency for the collection of measurable information about the universities – supplied data for:
- Entry standards
- Student-staff ratios
- Spending on academic services
- Facilities spending
- Graduate prospects
- Degree completion
- International student enrolments
Useful links: Complete University Guide
QS World University Rankings 2023: One of UK's top 10 and Europe's top 20 universities
Warwick is ranked 64th in the world – making Warwick one of Europe’s top 20 universities.
This year’s QS World University Rankings feature over 1,400 universities across Europe, Asia and the North America.
They evaluate universities according to the following six metrics:
- Academic Reputation
- Employer Reputation
- Faculty/Student Ratio
- Citations per faculty
- International Faculty Ratio
- International Student Ratio
(International Research Network and Employment Outcomes are unweighted ranking indicators)
Useful links: the QS World University Rankings
, and the QS World University Rankings methodology