Rankings and Awards
Our successes, impacts and achievements
22nd in the UK
Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, 2023.
Outstanding earnings after graduation
Students from Aston University earn on average £8,600 (39%) more than the sector average three years after graduation, according to the Government’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes study, 2021.
Top 10 Students’ Union
Aston Students’ Union was rated 8th in the UK in the 2022 What Uni League Table, which is based on votes from more than 30,000 students across the country.
Key accolades over the past few years include:
Aston University is ranked 4th in the UK, by UniCompare, whose table is based on votes from our students, graduates and other UniCompare users (2022). 97% of those who voted said they would recommend Aston University to a friend.
We also achieved 83.37% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2020
Sustainability is very important to us. Aston conducts research into greener energy sources, and educates students and staff on sustainability, to ensure our campus facilitates sustainable practices. We were awarded a 1st Class rating and ranked 17th in the UK for our environmental and ethical performance by the People and Planet University League Table, 2021.
Aston University received ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ accreditations for 79% of its research in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. In addition, 74% of the University’s research has been rated “very considerable” or “outstanding” for impact, reach and significance
We are proud to have one of the most diverse student communities in the country. Aston also holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award – a reflection of the impact we have started to make towards equality for both students and staff. We are working hard to sustain this and achieve Gold.
League table rank: 48th
League table rank: 22nd
League table rank 45th
17th out of 154 UK Universities and Colleges.
Aston are inside the UK top 30 for 'Graduate Prospects', which measures student success 15 months after completion, in both the 2022 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, and the 2022 Complete University Guide.
In addition to this, the long term success of our graduates is reflected in the 2020 Longitudinal Education Outcomes results. Employed Aston graduates earn, on average, £8,000 more per year than the sector average 5 years after graduation. Aston's average salary of £33,200 five years after graduation is the 15th largest in the UK.
Athena Swan Bronze Award
We have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for our staff and students.
Top 100 in the world: The Economist Which MBA 2021
The Aston MBA has been ranked in the top 100 in the world by The Economist Which MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK, and 85th in the world (Jan 2021).
QS Online MBA World Rankings 2021
The Aston University Online MBA has been ranked in the global top 30 by the, moving up two places to 26th in the world.
Eduniversal Rankings 2021
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
Aston University has been ranked in the top 100 in the world for Business Administration subjects.
Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
Business and Economics
The programme pages on our website list further details on Aston's rankings and statistics related to your chosen subject. Just use the 'Find a Course' button in the top right corner of this page to find your chosen subject and discover why Aston is the best place for you to study.
Aston University shortlisted for the THE University of the Year 2021, in recognition of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, by supporting a food distribution service and providing advice to SMEs through its Aston Means Business podcast series