Rankings and reputation

Our 10 schools and departments provide outstanding quality teaching and diverse research opportunities.

Aerial view of the Science Centre

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication that ranks the world’s universities and their subjects of study according to six different values:

  • Academic reputation
  • Employer reputation
  • Faculty/student ratio
  • Citations per faculty
  • International faculty ratio
  • International student ratio

Out of 1000 universities worldwide the University of Auckland ranks =65th overall, making it the highest ranked university in the country.

QS World University Rankings By Subject 2024

Subject area rankings

Subjects ranked in the top 50

Subjects ranked in the top 100

Ranked 1st nationally, 2024

Subject areas

  • Natural Science
  • Life Sciences and Medicine


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Material Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics 
  • Psychology
  • Statistics 

Teaching and learning

The Faculty of Science has 8.913* students.

  • 1,779 (19.95%) are international students*
  • 6913 are undergraduate students*
  • 2000 are postgraduate taught students*
  • 806 are postgraduate research students (masters and PhD students)*

*EFTS – equivalent full-time students, correct as of 31 December 2023