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Imperial College London is rated as one of the world’s best universities.

This page shows a selection of recent rankings from the UK and worldwide. For more detailed subject-based information, visit our full listing of League Tables.

League tables

Global rankings

 
 
  • 6th in Europe
  • 25th in the world
US News Best Global Universities 2021
 
  • 4th in Europe
  • 20th in the world
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UK rankings


  • 1st in London
  • 4th in the UK
  • 2nd for graduate prospects
  • University of the Year (Overall)
  • University of the Year (Student Experience)

The Guardian University Guide 2022

  • 2nd in London
  • 7th in UK
  • 1st for graduate employability
The Complete University Guide 2022
  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK

Learn more about our UK league table rankings

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Subject rankings

 
 
  • Computer Science: 3rd in the UK, 10th in the world
  • Engineering: 3rd in the UK, 14th in the world
  • Life Sciences: 4th in the UK, 17th in the world
  • Medicine: 3rd in the UK, 4th in the world
  • Physical Sciences: 3rd in the UK, 12th in the world
Business School
Imperial College Business School programmes are regularly ranked within the top ten in Europe and the world. Rankings for the Imperial College Business School