Rankings of Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Latest ranking updates for Kingston University
  • April 2024: New edition of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Kingston University ranked #101.
  • March 2024: Scimago Institutions Rankings update. Kingston University achieves place 1276.
  • December 2023: Kingston University ranks 1598 in the latest URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance from Urap .
  • December 2023: Publication of QS World University Rankings: Sustainability. Ranking position #761.

University rankings

    • #77 
    • #98 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #46 
    • #58 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #71 
    • #87 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #66 
    • #801 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #47 
    • #601 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #66 
    • #1317 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #91 
    QS 50 under 50
    [Published 24 June, 2020]
    • #74 
    • #1276 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #69 
    • #1571 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #26 
    • #301 
    THE Young University Rankings
    [Published 03 July, 2023]
    • #64 
    • #1598 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #57 
    • #896 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #309 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #52 
    • #732 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #41 
    • #210 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #55 
    • #761 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #63 
    • #1033 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #29 
    • #275 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #13 
    • #18 
    Architecture
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #20 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #26 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #14 
    • #16 
    Creative Writing
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #27 
    • #31 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #35 
    • #43 
    Music
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #52 
    • #62 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #64 
    • #76 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Business

    • #48 
    • #60 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #55 
    • #71 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #67 
    • #87 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Design

    • #5 
    • #5 
    Graphic Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #17 
    Interior Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Education

    • #40 
    • #52 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #52 
    • #66 
    Education
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #50 
    • #66 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #201 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #42 
    • #401 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

Engineering

    • #26 
    • #31 
    Aerospace Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #42 
    Civil Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #44 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #56 
    Civil Engineering
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #601 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #52 
    • #65 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #54 
    • #68 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #56 
    • #71 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #30 
    • #36 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #69 
    • #83 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #77 
    • #91 
    English
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Law

    • #46 
    • #61 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #52 
    • #68 
    Law
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #64 
    • #81 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #55 
    • #68 
    Mathematics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Natural Sciences

    • #40 
    • #57 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #31 
    • #39 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #51 
    Chemistry
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #45 
    • #55 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #30 
    • #38 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #47 
    • #59 
    Economics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #55 
    • #68 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #62 
    • #80 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #65 
    • #86 
    Psychology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #68 
    • #88 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #67 
    • #601 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #29 
    • #39 
    Social Work
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #41 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #36 
    • #42 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #54 
    • #67 
    Sociology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #79 
    • #93 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #35 
    • #43 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #63 
    Sports Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #58 
    • #74 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for Kingston University

Graphic Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#5 
Design
Creative Writing The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#16 
Arts Visual & Performing
Architecture The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#18 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Aerospace Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#31 
Engineering
Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#36 
Journalism & Media Studies
Economics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#38 
Social Studies & Humanities
Chemistry The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#39 
Natural Sciences
Sports Science The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#43 
Sports Science
Education CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#52 
Education
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#60 
Business

Student Ratings for Kingston University

Student satisfaction:
4.1 (based on 565 student ratings)
google logo Google ratings:
4.1 (based on 456 student ratings)
facebook logo Facebook ratings:
4.4 (based on 109 student ratings)

“Kingston University has been a good experience. It just doesn’t have as many societies as other universities, so it would be nice to improve this aspect of the social life on campus.”

“The facilities are always clean and well-maintained, and their multiple libraries have plenty of space to study in peace and quiet. The only issue is that the admin team takes too long to reply to emails, even though I understand that they receive a lot of messages.”

About Kingston University

PROS

  • Students mention that the location is ideal for those wanting to live a city life experience, due to being within reach of central London.
  • Each department has up -to -date facilities, such as the Bloomberg trading room, world -class science labs, art workshops, and high -spec science equipment.
  • Many students agree that professors make themselves available for their students. If you request it, they will make time for individual feedback sessions about your assignment progress.

CONS

  • One of the main concerns that students mention is that the admin staff take too long to reply to emails.
  • While the surrounding area offers a lot of activities, students would like to see more clubs on campus. This would complete the Kingston experience for many already -happy students.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1992
Telephone:
+44 20 8417 9000
Address:
River House 53-57 High Street
KT1 1LQ, Kingston upon Thames
England UK
Website:
https://www.kingston.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Kingston University - meet our international students!
  • What is Kingston University really like? | Student Q&A
  • Kingston alumna Parinita talks about student life at Kingston University
  • International Student Vlogger: Experiences at Kingston University
  • International Student Vlogger: Why I chose Kingston University

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
1060 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 142 students of Kingston University participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for Kingston University in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 71.4

Student composition of Kingston University

Business and Management:
2555
Creative Arts and Design:
2490
Computing:
1705
Nursing and Midwifery:
1570
Biosciences:
1100
Mechanical Engineering:
1065
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy:
740
Education and Teaching:
695
Psychology:
645
Architecture, Building and Planning:
550
Sociology:
440
Chemistry:
420
Social Policy:
400
Performing Arts:
390
Civil Engineering:
340
Mathematical Sciences:
280
Law:
260
Economics:
200
English Studies:
180
Politics:
110
Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies:
85
Sport and Exercise Sciences:
65
Philosophy:
55
History:
25
India:
2175
China:
565
Pakistan:
130
Nigeria:
120
United States:
120
Norway:
115
Korea (South):
70
Saudi Arabia:
70
Bangladesh:
60
Kuwait:
55
United Arab Emirates:
50
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
45
Iran:
45
Turkey:
35
South Africa:
25
Russia:
25
Canada:
25
Sri Lanka:
25
Taiwan:
25
Thailand:
25
Egypt:
25
Qatar:
20
Jordan:
20
Japan:
20
Algeria:
15
Vietnam:
15
Nepal:
15
Lebanon:
15
Ghana:
15
Kenya:
15
Mauritius:
15
Uganda:
15
Zimbabwe:
15
Bermuda:
10
Morocco:
10
Bahrain:
10
Switzerland:
10
Philippines:
10
Indonesia:
10
Malaysia:
10
Syria:
5
Mexico:
5
Colombia:
5
Albania:
5
Barbados:
5
British Virgin Islands:
5
Trinidad and Tobago:
5
Brazil:
5
Oman:
5
Israel:
5
Iraq:
5
Singapore:
5
Myanmar (Burma):
5
Maldives:
5
Macao (Special Administrative Region of China):
5
Kazakhstan:
5
Afghanistan:
5
Sierra Leone:
5
Botswana:
5
Angola:
5
Ukraine:
5
Serbia:
5

Campuses of Kingston University

Main Site
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Kingston College
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Reach Academy
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Penrhyn Road Campus
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Roehampton Vale
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Kingston Hill
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Knights Park
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South Thames College
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Brooklands College - Weybridge Campus
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LETTA Trust
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Morley College - North Kensington Campus (formerly known as Kensington and Chelsea College)
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Flourish Learning Trust
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Richmond Upon Thames College
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FAQ

Kingston University ranks #49 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

Kingston University ranks #1 in Kingston upon Thames in our meta ranking.

Kingston University is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 24 rankings of Kingston University.

Kingston University achieved #58 in The Guardian League Table. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Kingston University.

Kingston University achieved the highest ranking for Design. It is ranked #2 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Fashion and Textiles). See all subject rankings for Kingston University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings Kingston University ranks #1 among universities in Kingston upon Thames and #49 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of Kingston University.

In our meta ranking Kingston University ranks #49 among all universities in England UK and University of Oxford ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.