League table rankings

Aston University Ranking
  • Aston recently moved up 8 places from 30th to 22nd place in The Guardian University League Table 2015. 
  • The Complete University Guide 2015 ranks Aston in the top 25 universities.
  • Aston University was recognised as having the ‘Best University Placement Service’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2014
  • Aston University is in the top 4 in the UK for the number of students that secure a placement year.
  • To date, Aston’s graduate internship provider (Graduate Advantage) has helped over 3600 students launch their graduate career.


Aston University has strong league table positions across a range of different criteria.

Graduate employability

For over 20 years Aston has been a leading university for graduate employability:

  • The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 ranked Aston 8th out of all UK universities for graduate level employment success.
  • The 2010-11 High Flyers survey again ranked Aston amongst the top 20 UK Universities most likely to be targeted by the UK’s top graduate recruiters such as KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • An independent survey of the UK’s top 100 employers has recently ranked Aston 17th in the league table of UK universities they target for graduate recruitment, and Rolls-Royce, GlaxoSmithKline and IBM were amongst the leading businesses surveyed.  
  • In the 2011 Midlands Business Awards, Aston was recognised for promoting entrepreneurship and for overall outstanding performance. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise and reward organisations in the region which are adding value to the economy.

Student satisfaction

Overall student satisfaction levels are 89% (2014 National Student Survey).

Over 70% of our students are on degrees with teaching quality ratings of 22/24 or higher according to the Quality Assurance Agency. Many of our degrees enjoy professional accreditation from a wide range of UK, European and Global Institutes, Associations and Societies.

Aston University Rankings

 Overall university rankings include  
27th out of 123 UK universities  The Complete University Guide 2015                                                                    
22nd out of 116 UK universities
The Guardian University Guide 2015 
29th out of 120 UK universities  The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014
399 out of over 6,000 Universities around the World QS World University Rankings 2013/2014

Other key recent rankings  
Top 15 for student satisfaction 2014 Sunday Times Good University Guide
Top 20 UK University for lowest Drop-out rate 2011/12 HESA Performance Indicator Table T3a
Top 5 UK University for "Graduate Level" employment success Sunday Times, University Guide 2012 taken from HESA DLHE data - consistently in the top 10 for the last 15 years
Top 5 UK University for Masters in Management Programmes (top 40 in World) Financial Times Masters Rankings 2013
12th out of 143 UK Universities and Colleges People and Planet Green League 2013 - The UK's Greenest Universities
Ranked in The World's top 100 Universities for Graduate Employer recognition (51st), percentage of International Faculty and International Students QS World University rankings 2012


A top university for graduate employment

A top university for graduate employment

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