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 applicants 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
GuideYearInstitutions rankedRankingChangeLocation
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 1,000 61 ↓ 13 International
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 1,000 8 Rank within UK
Complete University Guide 2019 130   17  ↑ 7 National
QS World University Rankings 2019 1,011   51
↓ 7  International
QS World University Rankings  2019 76   9   Rank within UK
The Guardian University Guide  2019 120 20 ↑ 7 National
Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 242 6 First year Europe
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 1,250 78 ↓ 2 International
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 1,250+ 9 Rank within UK
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 130   16  ↑ 3 National
US News Best Global University Rankings 2017 1,250 73 ↑ 3 International
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