Rankings of University of Essex

The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.

Latest ranking updates for University of Essex
  • April 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Ranking position #251.
  • March 2024: Scimago Institutions Rankings update. University of Essex achieves place 673.
  • December 2023: Urap announced latest results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance with University of Essex in position 869.
  • December 2023: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy announced latest results of Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments - ShanghaiRanking (Sport Science) with University of Essex in position 151.

University rankings

    • #43 
    • #56 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #30 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #26 
    • #32 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #31 
    • #301 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #36 
    • #459 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #39 
    • #633 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #29 
    • #401 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #1022 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 22 June, 2022]
    • #37 
    • #673 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #38 
    • #774 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #50 
    • #901 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #42 
    • #869 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #29 
    • #421 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #27 
    • #211 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #441 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #69 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #49 
    • #620 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #462 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #56 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Overall
    [Published 01 June, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #111 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #34 
    • #612 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #6 
    • #7 
    Creative Writing
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #16 
    Creative Writing
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #21 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Business

    • #33 
    • #238 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #76 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #36 
    • #48 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #101 
    Public Administration
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #34 
    • #45 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #46 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #201 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #22 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Education

    • #19 
    • #201 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #491 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Engineering

    • #41 
    • #942 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #32 
    • #38 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #53 
    • #62 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #54 
    • #65 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #57 
    • #70 
    English
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #28 
    • #39 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #25 
    • #33 
    German
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #23 
    Italian
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #14 
    Linguistics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #22 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #151 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Law

    • #33 
    • #43 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #45 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #47 
    Law
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #49 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #151 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #201 
    Law
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Mathematics

    • #9 
    • #13 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #32 
    • #42 
    Mathematics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #31 
    • #43 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #42 
    • #701 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Natural Sciences

    • #20 
    • #23 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #6 
    • #7 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #30 
    • #40 
    Economics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #45 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #76 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #107 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #48 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #58 
    • #68 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #56 
    • #69 
    History
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #27 
    • #104 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #28 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #25 
    • #36 
    Psychology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #50 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #151 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #26 
    • #176 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #34 
    • #362 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #74 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #23 
    Social Work
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #27 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #43 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #43 
    Sociology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #37 
    • #47 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #51 
    Sociology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #73 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #26 
    • #123 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #18 
    • #23 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #27 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #48 
    Sports Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University of Essex

Economics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#7 
Social Studies & Humanities
Creative Writing The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#7 
Arts Visual & Performing
Mathematics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#13 
Mathematics
Linguistics The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#14 
Languages & Literature
Sports Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#23 
Sports Science
Biology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#23 
Natural Sciences
Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#38 
Journalism & Media Studies
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#43 
Law
Computer Science The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#45 
Computer Science
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#48 
Business

Student Ratings for University of Essex

Student satisfaction:
4.3 (based on 574 student ratings)
google logo Google ratings:
4.3 (based on 574 student ratings)

“The university was great for me. My course was well constructed and delivered, and there’s an exciting student life on campus, great academic support, and fantastic facilities for students. Academically it could be a little more refined, but it’s still very good, and the social side really shines through here.”

About University of Essex

PROS

  • International students usually praise the admissions office at this university for their prompt and informative responses to all enquiries.
  • Learners highlight the high teaching standards at the University of Essex, describing teachers knowledgeable as well as supportive.
  • There’s a friendly atmosphere on campus, and international students say that the campus is safe and welcoming. This comment also extends to the Essex locals.

CONS

  • The food on -site is expensive, and it’s the most recurring complaint from students at this university.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1964
Telephone:
+44 1206 873333
Address:
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ, Colchester
England UK
Website:
https://www.essex.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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NSS Aggregate Student reviews

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

Overall student satisfaction
52 /100
1146 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. 275 students of University of Essex participated in the survey.

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

Overall score: 76.7

Student composition of University of Essex

Business and Management:
2665
Nursing and Midwifery:
2055
Law:
1460
Biosciences:
1205
Allied Health:
955
Economics:
930
Psychology:
915
Computing:
865
Politics:
805
Performing Arts:
800
English Studies:
780
Sociology:
745
Mathematical Sciences:
475
Electrical And Electronic Engineering:
275
History:
240
Philosophy:
220
Languages and Area Studies :
205
China:
940
India:
680
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
205
Nigeria:
175
Malaysia:
140
United States:
140
Pakistan:
135
Norway:
75
Switzerland:
65
Saudi Arabia:
65
Canada:
60
Turkey:
55
Japan:
50
Thailand:
45
Mexico:
45
Egypt:
40
United Arab Emirates:
40
Kuwait:
30
Brunei:
30
Taiwan:
25
Russia:
25
Iran:
20
Korea (South):
20
Bangladesh:
20
Singapore:
20
Cayman Islands:
15
Indonesia:
15
Vietnam:
15
Ghana:
15
Sri Lanka:
10
Bahrain:
10
Israel:
10
Jordan:
10
Qatar:
10
Oman:
10
Kazakhstan:
10
Azerbaijan:
10
Peru:
10
Ukraine:
10
Colombia:
10
Kenya:
10
Chile:
10
Brazil:
10
South Africa:
10
Uganda:
10
Zimbabwe:
10
Macao (Special Administrative Region of China):
10
Barbados:
5
Bermuda:
5
Argentina:
5
Ecuador:
5
Jamaica:
5
Uruguay:
5
Afghanistan:
5
Cyprus (Non-European Union):
5
Iceland:
5
Serbia:
5
Botswana:
5
Malawi:
5
Mauritius:
5
Tanzania:
5
Zambia:
5
Occupied Palestinian Territories {formerly West Ba:
5
Cambodia:
5
Nepal:
5
Philippines:
5
Australia:
5
New Zealand:
5
Iraq:
5
Lebanon:
5

Campuses of University of Essex

Colchester Campus
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Southend Campus
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East 15 Acting School, Loughton
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FAQ

University of Essex ranks #28 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

University of Essex ranks #1 in Colchester in our meta ranking.

University of Essex 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 29 rankings of University of Essex.

University of Essex achieved #30 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 of Essex.

University of Essex achieved the highest ranking for Arts Visual & Performing. It is ranked #4 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Drama and Dance). See all subject rankings for University of Essex.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University of Essex ranks #1 among universities in Colchester and #28 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of University of Essex.

In our meta ranking University of Essex ranks #28 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.