Universities in New Zealand
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New Zealand
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  • Universities in New Zealand
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
28
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in New Zealand
  • (23 institution and 5 subject rankings)
22
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in New Zealand
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in New Zealand

Latest ranking updates related to universities in New Zealand
  • 19 Jan, 2022: New edition of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. in position #17.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Auckland with highest ranking among universities in New Zealand ranked #191.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 2 universities from New Zealand.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Us News published most recent results of US News: Best Global Universities. Includes 7 universities from New Zealand.

Highest subject rankings of universities in New Zealand

Civil Engineering
#9 
University of Canterbury
Sports Related Subjects
#14 
University of Otago
Veterinary Science
#19 
Massey University
Library & Information Management
#25 
Victoria University of Wellington
Agriculture & Forestry
#34 
Massey University
Archaeology
#37 
University of Auckland
English Language & Literature
#38 
University of Auckland
Education
#41 
University of Auckland
Earth & Marine Sciences
#51 
University of Otago
Art & Design
#51 
Massey University

Rankings of universities in New Zealand 2022

#1

University of Auckland

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1408 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #137 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #85 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #184 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Otago

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (600 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #194 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #315 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Victoria University of Wellington

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #236 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #447 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

University of Canterbury

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (364 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #258 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (835 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #451 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #483 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Massey University

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  • #8 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #284 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

University of Waikato

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (675 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #373 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #540 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Lincoln University-New Zealand

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (276 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #1276 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Otago Polytechnic

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #3727 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

New Zealand Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +12

Telephone country code: +64

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  13%
  • Anglican  12%
  • Presbyterian  8%
  • Hinduism  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  46%
  • Other religions: Other Protestant, Buddhism, Islam  19%
  • Largest cities in New Zealand:
  • 1. Auckland: 420,000
  • 2. Wellington: 380,000
  • 3. Christchurch: 360,000
  • 4. Manukau: 360,000
  • 5. Waitakere: 210,000

Largest international airport in New Zealand:

Auckland International Airport (AKL): 19.020.573 Passengers/Year; 2 Terminals; 16 km. from Auckland city center

Map with location of universities in New Zealand

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University of Auckland ranks #1 in New Zealand in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in New Zealand University of Auckland is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 32 rankings where University of Auckland is listed.

University of Canterbury is ranked best in New Zealand for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Canterbury.

University of Otago is ranked best in New Zealand for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of Otago.

Massey University is ranked best in New Zealand for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the Massey University.

Victoria University of Wellington is ranked best in New Zealand for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the Victoria University of Wellington.

Massey University is ranked best in New Zealand for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Massey University.

University of Auckland is ranked best in New Zealand for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology). See all rankings for the University of Auckland.

University of Auckland is ranked best in New Zealand for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the University of Auckland.

University of Auckland is ranked best in New Zealand for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Auckland.

University of Otago is ranked best in New Zealand for Natural Sciences (Earth & Marine Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Otago.

Massey University is ranked best in New Zealand for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Massey University.

University of Auckland is ranked best in New Zealand for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Auckland.

Massey University is ranked best in New Zealand for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Massey University.

Victoria University of Wellington is ranked best in New Zealand for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Victoria University of Wellington.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Oceania:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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