Rankings and league tables
In recent years, Surrey has established itself as a top university in major national university league table rankings.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold
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 Guardian University Guide 2019
|3rd||Engineering: electronic and electrical|
|3rd||Modern languages and linguistics|
|5th||Hospitality and tourism|
The methodology of the Guardian University Guide focuses on subject-level league tables, ranking institutions that provide each subject according to their relevant statistics.
Eight statistical measures are employed to approximate a university’s performance in teaching each subject. The measures are knitted together to get a Guardian score, against which institutions are ranked.
"The majority of undergraduate students undertake a work-based professional training year – this is, after all, the university that pioneered sandwich degrees. The university is famous for its consistently outstanding employment record."
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
|6th||Hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism|
|7th||Electrical and electronic engineering|
|10th||Aeronautical and manufacturing engineering|
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide takes into account student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, graduate prospects, firsts and 2:1s, completion rates, student-staff ratio, and services and facilities spend.
The Complete University Guide 2019
|2nd||Hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism|
The Complete University Guide league table measures ten key aspects of university activity using the most recent data available at the time of compilation. Five measures are used: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards and graduate prospects.
International league tables
QS World University Rankings
- 4th for Hospitality and Leisure Management in the QS World University Rankings 2018
- Surrey ranked 248th by the QS World University Rankings 2019
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
Shanghai Global Rankings
- 5th for Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Shanghai Global Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018
- Surrey ranked 372nd by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018