Rankings of Southampton Solent University

Solent University was established in 1855 in the City Centre of Southampton, South East England. This institution started out as a private Art school in 1856 and has since evolved into one of the most important HEIs in Southampton. Being so centrally located, students are within walking distance of most amenities in the city. Even so, the university provides more than sufficient facilities for students to find anything they need on-site. The Solent campus has a particularly active Student Union office, a great Student Hub for career or even personal advice, as well as a variety of popular restaurants.

Latest ranking updates for Southampton Solent University
  • September 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited announced latest results of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management) with Southampton Solent University in position 42.
  • September 2023: New edition of The Guardian League Table. Southampton Solent University ranked #93.
  • July 2023: New edition of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Southampton Solent University ranked #3397.
  • July 2023: URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field (Business) update. Southampton Solent University achieves place 244.

University rankings

    • #92 
    • #114 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #74 
    • #93 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #79 
    • #97 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #76 
    • #2273 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 28 November, 2022]
    • #102 
    • #3397 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #19 
    • #25 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #43 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #61 
    • #71 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #65 
    • #77 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Business

    • #35 
    • #244 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #151 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #69 
    • #81 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #77 
    • #97 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Design

    • #47 
    • #56 
    Graphic Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #9 
    Interior Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Engineering

    • #19 
    • #23 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #49 
    • #63 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #18 
    • #22 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Law

    • #7 
    • #8 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #62 
    • #78 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #34 
    • #301 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #303 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #91 
    • #112 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #91 
    • #113 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #46 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #50 
    • #59 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #62 
    • #75 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #33 
    • #40 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #41 
    • #53 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for Southampton Solent University

Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#8 
Law
Interior Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#9 
Design
Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#22 
Journalism & Media Studies
Mechanical Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#23 
Engineering
Architecture The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#25 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Sports Science The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#40 
Sports Science
Social Work The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#46 
Social Studies & Humanities
Music CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#71 
Arts Visual & Performing
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#81 
Business
Computer Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#97 
Computer Science

Student Reviews for Southampton Solent University

Student satisfaction:
4.1 (based on 415 student reviews)

“Commuting here is difficult, so I wish I lived in halls for at least a year to have a more social experience. Even so, my time here has been an enriching overall experience with lovely people and professional lecturers.”

“As an international student I would recommend my friends and family to join this university, since I’ve had such a positive experience studying International Shipping and Logistics. I feel confident about the future after graduation, and I’m looking forward to putting into practice everything I’ve been taught.”

“Living on-campus here has been my first experience away from home, so I was worried about how I would handle it. Needless to say I’ve met friendly and passionate students here, and the events that the university hosts to get you socialising with your peers in the residences really get you off to a good start here.”

About Southampton Solent University

PROS

  • Student residences are right next to the campus, meaning students don’t need a car to get the most out of living here.
  • Awarded 4 stars by QS Star rating, which takes into consideration the quality of teaching and facilities, as well as employment prospects post -graduation.
  • Students generally agree that job opportunities with this university are abundant, thanks to the hard work of the careers advice department, and the variety of enterprises in and around Southampton.

CONS

  • Students who don’t live on campus have expressed that commuting can be difficult. For this reason, popular opinion is that the best thing you can do for yourself is to live on campus.
  • The most repeated comment is that learners don’t get enough contact hours with their teachers, which is disappointing for many as they feel that this is what they are paying for.

Key facts

Foundation year:
2018
Telephone:
+44 23 8201 3000
Address:
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN, Southampton
England UK
Website:
https://www.solent.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Students perspectives of living in Southampton
  • What our postgraduate students thought of their time at Solent
  • Why Solent? Marketing students share their view
  • "What I wish I'd known as a fresher"
  • Life at Solent - Norwegian students
  • Why Solent? Travel and tourism students share their view

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

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

534 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. 92 students of Southampton Solent University participated in the survey.

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

Overall score: 73.7

Student composition of Southampton Solent University

Business and Management:
1995
Sport and Exercise Sciences:
895
Computing:
885
Creative Arts and Design:
850
Nursing and Midwifery:
595
Performing Arts:
455
Psychology:
360
Mechanical Engineering:
315
architecture, building and planning:
275
education and teaching:
255
Social Policy:
230
engineering (non-specific):
200
Law:
190
Sociology:
150
Electrical And Electronic Engineering:
110
English Studies:
55
Mathematical Sciences:
35
Civil Engineering:
25
Biosciences:
25
allied health:
20
India:
760
Nigeria:
70
Norway:
55
China:
45
Bangladesh:
30
Kuwait:
25
United States:
25
Saudi Arabia:
25
Pakistan:
20
South Africa:
15
Malaysia:
15
Morocco:
10
Kenya:
10
Egypt:
10
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
10
Japan:
10
Canada:
10
Bermuda:
10
United Arab Emirates:
10
Lebanon:
5
Qatar:
5
Colombia:
5
Peru:
5
Cayman Islands:
5
Brazil:
5
Trinidad and Tobago:
5
Uzbekistan:
5
Thailand:
5
Sri Lanka:
5
Singapore:
5
Nepal:
5
Korea (South):
5
Kazakhstan:
5
Zimbabwe:
5
Congo (Democratic Republic) {formerly Zaire}:
5
Cameroon:
5
Turkey:
5
Switzerland:
5
Russia:
5

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FAQ

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Southampton Solent University ranks #2 in Southampton in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 3 universities in Southampton.

Southampton Solent University is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance, Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities See all 9 rankings of Southampton Solent University.

Southampton Solent University achieved #93 in The Guardian League Table. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Southampton Solent University.

Southampton Solent University achieved the highest ranking for Law. It is ranked #8 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Law). See all subject rankings for Southampton Solent University.

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