Topping the tables
If you’re looking for a University that’s consistently tops UK league tables, was voted University of the Year 2015 by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers, and is the top targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers, Warwick is for you.
57th in the world - QS World Rankings 2018, published June 2017 (more >>)
10th in the UK - QS World Rankings 2018, published June 2017 (more >>)
8th - The Guardian 2018, published May 2017 (more >>)
8th in the UK and leading university in the West Midlands - The Complete University Guide 2018, published April 2017 (more>>)
15th best accommodation in the UK - Times Higher Education 'Student Experience Survey', published March 2017 (more >>)
7th - The Times and The Sunday Times 2017, published September 2016 (more >>)
9th - The Guardian 2017, published May 2016 (more >>)
8th - The Complete University Guide 2017, published April 2016 (more >>)
1st most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers - The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd. (more>>)
1st in the UK and 8th in the world of Golden Age universities - THE (Times Higher Education) Young University Rankings 2017: Golden Age universities, April 2017 (more>>)
Ten subjects in the world’s top 50, with one in the top 20 - The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, March 2017 (more>>)
Coventry as the 39th best student city in the world, and 5th in the UK - QS Best Student Cities index, February 2017 (more>>)
17th of the world's most international universities - THE (Times Higher Education) World's Most International Universities 2017, February 2017 (more>>)
51st in the world overall and in the top 25 in the world for our reputation with employers - QS World University Rankings 2016-17, published September 2016 (more >>)
45th most international university in the world - Times Higher Education most international universities 2016 (more >>)
80th in the world - Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015-16, published September 2015 (more >>)
92nd in the world - Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, August 2015 (more >>)
9th young university globally - Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings, April 2015 (more >>)
3rd fastest-rising young university in the world - Times Higher Education, March 2015 (more >>)
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reiterate Warwick’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities, with Warwick ranked at 7th overall in the UK (based on multi-faculty institutions).
87% of Warwick's research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Quality level of either 3* or 4*)
What drives you?
Perhaps it’s the joy you feel in learning something new, your passion for your subject and your enthusiasm to explore what you’re capable of.
If so, you’ll want to be somewhere that challenges you academically, where your curiosity is encouraged and you have opportunities to pursue your own research as an undergraduate. You’ll want teaching staff who will inspire and support you in equal measure. And you’ll relish the chance to work with friends and fellow students, who can offer fresh insights to extend your understanding.
Maybe it’s your ambition to be a front-runner in a fast-moving world that sets you apart. If you’re determined to reach the top of your field, you can make it easier by giving yourself the best start – a Russell Group university, for example. An institution that’s constantly present in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities.
You may see yourself making an impact on the world around you, motivated by the need to change things for the better. With the backing of a university committed to tackling the toughest global challenges through collaborative research and unbounded thinking, you can harness your frustration at the state of the world into a positive drive for change.
Looking ahead, you’ll want well-signposted access into prestigious global and national learning, research and employment networks. And to fulfil your career ambitions, you’ll welcome the mark of quality provided by an institution that is among the world’s most highly regarded universities by employers.
If you need the space to be an individual, a warm and welcoming campus will help you feel at home. Especially one that’s safe and supportive yet always surprising. You’ll appreciate belonging to a truly cosmopolitan student community and having access to more than 300 student-run clubs and societies. If you have top sporting facilities, a major arts centre, outdoor spaces to relax and unwind, and a hugely active Students’ Union on your doorstep too, you’ll benefit from an environment that helps you enjoy a full life outside of the lecture theatre.
Whoever you are, there will be a subject or interest that evokes the strongest of feelings. So be somewhere where you can embrace that emotion.
We want you to be excited. To be analytical. To be creative. And, if there are occasions when you’re unsure, we want you to feel supported and cared for.
We want you to be proud of what you achieve but, just as importantly, to enjoy the experience along the way.