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 30 universities in all university ranking tables. 
  • Aston is top 10 in the UK for proportions of graduates achieving professional jobs (DLHE).
  • To date, Aston’s graduate internship provider (Graduate Advantage) has helped 4000 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 Whatuni Awards 2016.
  • Aston has been ranked in the top 80 in the World and 12th in the UK by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016.
  • Currently 78.8% of Aston graduates find a grad-level job or further study within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70%, placing Aston inside the top 25 institutions in the UK (2017 Complete University Guide).

  • Aston regularly features in the Graduate High Fliers survey as one of the Universities the top 100 employers look to recruit from.

Student satisfaction

Overall student satisfaction levels are 89% (2016 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 

30th out of 123 UK universities  The Complete University Guide 2017                                                                    
29th out of 119 UK universities
The Guardian University Guide 2017
358th out of over 6,000 Universities around the World
QS World University Rankings 2016/2017

Other key recent rankings  
 10th in the world for International Outlook
 Times Higher World Rankings
89% Student Satisfaction 2016/17 National Student Survey
73rd in the World and 12th in the UK for Graduate Employability  QS Graduate Employability 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


REF 2014

A top university for graduate employment

A top university for graduate employment

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