Rankings

UK and international league tables are published annually to help prospective students make informed choices about different institutions.

GuideRankingYearLocation
The Times and Sunday Times University Guide322019National 
The Complete University Guide332019National
Guardian University Guide582019National
QS World University Rankings1452019International
Academic Ranking of World Universities101-1502018International
Times Higher Education World University Rankings1872019International

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide

Cardiff University is ranked 32nd in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide measures student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, services and facilities spend, and dropout rates.

The Complete University Guide

The University is ranked 33rd in The Complete University Guide 2018, and tops the league table in Wales.

The Complete University Guide has been publishing university and related league tables online since 2007. The  subject league tables use four measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects.

Guardian University Guide

The University ranked 58th in the Guardian University Guide for 2019, scoring well in the areas of student satisfaction with their course and teaching.

The methodology for the Guardian University Guide focuses on subject-level league tables. Eight statistical measures are employed to approximate our performance in teaching each subject.

QS World University Rankings

QS WUR Badge - Top 150

Cardiff University has retained its place amongst the top 150 of the world’s best 1,000 universities. Ranked 145th, we remain Wales’s highest ranked University and 23rd amongst the 76 UK universities ranked.

The QS World University Rankings is the definitive guide to the world’s top universities. Over 3,000 universities are evaluated for inclusion in the QS World University Rankings.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Cardiff University is ranked 101-150 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, an influential league table of global institutions.

Listing the top 500 universities in the world, the ranking is recognised as a benchmark of international university performance.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

We are ranked 187th in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

The ranking includes more than 1,250 universities, and judges research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.