League table rankings

Aston University Ranking
  • Aston has achieved its highest score ever in student satisfaction, with 90% in this year's National Student Survey.
  • Aston is ranked within the top 35 universities in all university ranking tables. 
  • Additionally Aston is ranked in the top 20 by Times Higher Education.
  • Aston are top 10 in the UK for proportions of graduates achieving professional jobs (DLHE).
  • 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:

  • 7th for Job Prospects in the What uni Awards 2016.
  • Aston has been ranked in the top 80 in the World and 12th in the UK by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016.
  • 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.  

Student satisfaction

Overall student satisfaction levels are 90% (2015 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  
30th out of 120 UK universities  The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 

29th out of 123 UK universities  The Complete University Guide 2017                                                                    
33rd out of 116 UK universities
The Guardian University Guide 2016 
390 out of over 6,000 Universities around the World
QS World University Rankings 2015/2016

Other key recent rankings  
 33rd most international University(10th in the UK) Times Higher Education World University Rankings
90% Student Satisfaction 2015/16 National Student Survey
73rd in the World and 12th in the UK for Graduate Employability  QS Graduate Employability Rankings
42nd in the World’s top 50 universities under 50 years old
 QS World University Rankings
12th out of 143 UK Universities and Colleges People and Planet Green League 2015 - The UK's Greenest Universities
11th out of 120 UK Universities for Student Experience Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
 21st out of 120 UK Universities for Teaching Quality Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016


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A top university for graduate employment

A top university for graduate employment

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