Ranking and reputation
We’re proud of our international reputation as a top performing university.
Top of the class
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's highest ranked university and the only New Zealand university to feature in the top 100 of the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
The latest international 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject place the University of Auckland well ahead of other New Zealand universities for Education as a subject. Ranked at 27th in the world, we are the only New Zealand university to feature in the top 50 universities for Education.
Best employer reputation
The University of Auckland is also New Zealand's leading university for employer reputation. We are the country's top provider of employable, high-quality graduates.
This is assessed by the QS Employer Reputation survey as part of the overall QS World University Ranking. It is calculated using the following:
- An extensive database of employers in key markets all over the world, accumulated over 20 years
- Partner organisations such as media agencies and job portals
- Lists of employers supplied by universities, with submissions screened to limit the risk of bias
- A database of previous respondents to the survey
Ranked top in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
The University has been ranked number one in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings for 2020. This covers achievements related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including: inclusive and equitable education, gender equality and innovation.
We have been ranked 35th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject: Education. This highlights the universities that are leading across education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects.