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

The Complete University Guide332019National
Guardian University Guide582019National
The Times and Sunday Times University Guide352018National 
QS World University Rankings1452019International
Academic Ranking of World Universities101-1502018International

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.

The Times and Sunday Times University Guide

Times Good University Guide - Welsh University of Year

Cardiff University has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We climbed 11 places in the guide and are now ranked 35th.

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.