Rankings of University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts is specifically dedicated to art and design subjects, and has campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as teaching bases at other institutions such as the Royal School of Needlework and the Maidstone Studios.

Latest ranking updates for University for the Creative Arts
  • May 2024: University for the Creative Arts ranks 85 in the latest CUG The Complete University Guide from The University League Tables.
  • May 2024: University for the Creative Arts ranks 42 in the latest CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies) from The University League Tables.
  • April 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Ranking position #101.
  • September 2023: The Times Good University Guide update. University for the Creative Arts achieves place 73.

University rankings

    • #55 
    • #73 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #56 
    • #71 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #69 
    • #85 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #112 
    • #5188 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #20 
    • #26 
    Architecture
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #28 
    • #36 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #42 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #46 
    • #56 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Business

    • #64 
    • #73 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Computer Science

    • #89 
    • #112 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #93 
    • #116 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Design

    • #42 
    • #49 
    Graphic Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #8 
    Interior Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University for the Creative Arts

Interior Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#8 
Design
Architecture The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#26 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Music CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#56 
Arts Visual & Performing
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#73 
Business
Computer Science The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#112 
Computer Science

Student Ratings for University for the Creative Arts

Student satisfaction
All - aggregated:
3.8 (based on 626 student ratings)
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NSS ratings:
3.3 (based on 431 student ratings)
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Google ratings:
3.8 (based on 154 student ratings)
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Facebook ratings:
4.2 (based on 41 student ratings)

“I spent the best years of my life studying here, which I honestly wasn’t expecting to be able to say. The quality of the tuition is great, and the lecturers are very supportive of you as an individual. As well as that, the student unions and the campus community were very inspiring for me.”

About University for the Creative Arts

PROS

  • The University for Creative Arts has excellent facilities, according to students who highlight that this is their best feature.
  • One of the most important benefits for students here are the small class sizes. This allows students to have better access to their teachers, and the chance to participate more in lessons.
  • Art & Design programs globally ranked from QS World University Rankings. This can help students when applying for high -level job positions, depending on the employer.

CONS

  • The most recurring complaint from students is that the library closes too early, which means they can’t use this essential service.

Key facts

Foundation year:
2005
Telephone:
+44 1227 817302
Address:
New Dover Road
CT1 3AN, Canterbury
England UK
Website:
https://www.uca.ac.uk/
Social:
  • UCA - Student Life
  • Well-being at university | UCA Vlog
  • MA Luxury Brand Management | UCA

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

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

Overall student satisfaction
66 /100
431 total respondents

Student composition of University for the Creative Arts

Creative Arts and Design:
2860
Business and Management:
2260
Performing Arts:
435
Computing:
225
Architecture, Building and Planning:
195
China:
680
India:
450
Bangladesh:
205
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
45
Korea (South):
25
United States:
25
Taiwan:
25
Nigeria:
25
Norway:
20
Japan:
15
United Arab Emirates:
10
Malaysia:
10
Pakistan:
10
Russia:
5
South Africa:
5
Canada:
5
Bermuda:
5
Saudi Arabia:
5
Qatar:
5
Kuwait:
5
Thailand:
5
Switzerland:
5
Sri Lanka:
5
Singapore:
5
Nepal:
5
Macao (Special Administrative Region of China):
5
Indonesia:
5
Ukraine:
5
Egypt:
5
Mauritius:
5
Zimbabwe:
5

Campuses of University for the Creative Arts

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FAQ

University for the Creative Arts ranks #89 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

University for the Creative Arts ranks #3 in Canterbury in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 4 universities in Canterbury.

University for the Creative Arts is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities See all 8 rankings of University for the Creative Arts.

University for the Creative Arts achieved #71 in The Guardian League Table. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University for the Creative Arts.

University for the Creative Arts achieved the highest ranking for Design. It is ranked #8 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Interior Design). See all subject rankings for University for the Creative Arts.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University for the Creative Arts ranks #3 among universities in Canterbury and #89 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of University for the Creative Arts.

In our meta ranking University for the Creative Arts ranks #89 among all universities in England UK and University of Oxford ranks #1. See all rankings of universities in Canterbury. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.