Rankings and league tables

We’re committed to the continued improvement of our excellent research, teaching, employability and student experience. Rankings provide independent recognition of areas we’re proud of as a university, and the progress we’re constantly striving to deliver.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold

TEF gold logo

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

UK rankings at a glance

Key subject rankings by UK league table

The Complete University Guide 2021

The Guardian University Guide 2021

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 

International league tables

QS World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

We are 263rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 and 124th in its list of the best universities in Europe (2020).

Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

We are 100th in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)

We are 5th for Hospitality and Tourism Management, 48th for Telecommunication Engineering and 50th for Aerospace Engineering in the Shanghai Ranking - 2020 subject rankings. We also ranked in the top 100 for the following subjects:

  • Sociology
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation Science & Technology

Surrey ranked 378th globally, and 33rd in the UK by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Sustainability

We are 59th in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, a global ranking of universities assessing performance against a range of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).