New Zealand's world-ranked university

University of Auckland rankings

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No.1 ranked New Zealand university

  • The University  is ranked 65th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2025, making it New Zealand’s highest ranked university. It is also the largest and most comprehensive, with more than 35,000 students, including in 2023, 9,350 international students representing around 107 countries.

No.1 in Oceania and fifth in world for sustainability

As ranked by the 2024 QS World University Sustainability Rankings. The University’s fifth place has been assessed against 1,397 tertiary institutions worldwide and its first place in Oceania is assessed from 46 institutions in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

12th in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2023

  • The University of Auckland also ranked within the top 20 for four of the Sustainable Development Goals individually.

Top 200 in Times Higher Education Rankings 2024

  • The University of Auckland ranked 150th equal in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, making it the top-ranked university in New Zealand.

Top 300 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

  • The University of Auckland is the highest ranked University in New Zealand on the ARWU rankings.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

The University of Auckland ranked within the top 50 for a range of subjects in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2024:

  • Marketing
  • Sports related subjects 
  • Education
  • Archaeology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Engineering (Civil)
  • Anthropology
  • English Language and Literature
  • Linguistics

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

In the 2023 Shanghai Ranking, the University of Auckland ranked within the top 100 for the following  subjects.

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Geography
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Library & Information Science

Other Rankings

The University of Auckland is placed in a range of other ranking systems: