A student in the  Barber Chemistry teaching laboratory

We’re consistently ranked among the top five UK universities and among the top ten in the world, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers around the globe. Study with us and you’ll also benefit from our world-leading facilities and expert teaching and research.

League tables

Global rankings

UK rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK
  • 1st for graduate prospects
The Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 2nd in London
  • 9th in the UK
  • 1st for graduate employability
The Complete University Guide 2022
  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK
National Student Survey 2021
  • 1st in the Russell Group
  • 15th in the UK

Subject rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021 (world)
  • 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
The Guardian University Guide 2021 (UK)
  • Medicine: 15th
  • Natural sciences/Life sciences:
    • Biosciences: 18th
    • Chemistry: 37th
    • Mathematics: 7th
    • Physics: 33rd
  • Engineering
    • Chemical engineering: 2nd
    • Civil Engineering: 4th
    • Computer Sciences & Information Systems: 4th
    • Electrical & Electronic engineering: 4th
    • Earth & Marine Sciences: 3rd
    • General Engineering: 3rd
    • Materials & Mineral Engineering: 8th
    • Mechanical Engineering: 2nd