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.
|Academic Ranking of World Universities||2019||1,000||64||↑ 10||International|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities||2019||1,000||8||—||Rank within UK|
|Complete University Guide||2021||131||14||↑ 2||National|
|QS World University Rankings||2021||1,000|| 58
|QS World University Rankings||2021||85||9||—||Rank within UK|
|The Guardian University Guide||2020||121||23||↓ 3||National|
|Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings||2019||258||9||↓ 3||Europe|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2020||1,300||87||↓ 11||International|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2020||1,300||10||↓ 1||Rank within UK|
|Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide||2020||134||15||↑ 4||National|