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 8 subjects1

No.1 in New Zealand

and 68th in the world2

Highest ranked

New Zealand university for Graduate Employability3

12th in the world

in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings4

120+ countries

represented by international students

#18 World's most international universities

THE World University Rankings4

1 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, including

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Education 
  • Engineering – Civil 
  • English Language 
  • Geography 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Sports-related Subjects

2 QS World University Rankings 2024

3 QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2023

4 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Other Rankings

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

  • 18th in the Times Higher Education’s 2023 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 
  • 201th in the NTU World University Rankings 2023 
  • “Gold” rating for both Environmental Impact and Social Impact  in the QS SDG Ratings

Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

In the 2022 Shanghai Ranking, the University of Auckland ranked within the top 100 for a number of subjects.

  • Food Science and Technology 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Instruments Science and Technology 
  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Public Health 
  • Nursing 
  • Geography