The University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually.

Find out more on the University of Auckland website.

New Zealand's world-ranked University

Top 50 in the world

for 12 subjects1

No.1 in New Zealand

and 87th in the world2

Highest ranked

New Zealand university for Graduate Employability3

6th in the world

in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings4

120+ countries

represented by international students

Most innovative university

in New Zealand5

1 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, including Accounting & Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Engineering – Civil & Structural, English Language & Literature, Geography, Linguistics, Nursing, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Psychology, Sports-related Subjects.

2 QS World University Rankings 2023

3 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, number one in New Zealand and 68th worldwide in 2023

4 THE World University Rankings 2022

5 Reuter’s 2019 ranking of Asia-Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities


Other Rankings

The University of Auckland is placed in a range of other ranking systems:

  • =17th in the Times Higher Education’s 2022 list of the world’s most international universities
  • =68th in the QS Employability Rankings 2023
  • 123th in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 
  • 217th in the NTU World University Rankings 2022 
  • “Gold” rating for both Environmental Impact and Equal Opportunities in the QS SDG Ratings