Rankings and reputation

Bristol consistently ranks in the world's top 100 and UK's top ten universities in league tables that draw on information about both research and teaching excellence.

We are one of the most popular UK universities, attracting on average eight top quality graduates for every place, and our graduates are among the most sought after by employers across the globe.

Over 40 per cent of our teaching programmes are accredited by professional bodies, who consistently acknowledge the excellence of our research-rich curriculum, our learning environment and our learning outcomes.

The review processes undertaken by these bodies are extremely detailed and are conducted by leading academics and practitioners. For more information please see our Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies page.

University of Bristol rankings
GuideYearInstutions rankedRankingChangeLocation
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 400+ 61 ↓ 4 International
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 40 8 Rank within UK
Complete University Guide  2018 130   17  ↑ 7 National
QS World University Rankings  2018 400+   44 ↓ 3  International
QS World University Rankings  2018 70   9   Rank within UK
The Guardian University Guide  2018  120  27  ↑ 11 National
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017 900+ 71 ↓ 2 International
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017 c. 400 22 First year Rank within Europe
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017 90 9 Rank within UK
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide  2017 130   19  ↑ 1 National
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