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
GuideYearRankingChangeInstitutions rankedLocation
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 64 ↑ 10 1,000 International
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 8 1,000 Rank within UK
Complete University Guide 2021  14 ↑ 2 131 National
QS World University Rankings 2021  58 ↓ 9 1,000 International
QS World University Rankings 2021  9 —  85 Rank within UK
The Guardian University Guide  2021 11 ↑ 12 121 National
Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019 9 ↓ 3 258 Europe
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 91 ↓ 4 1,300 International
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 10 —  1,300 Rank within UK
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 15 ↑ 4 134 National
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