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UCL’s performance in a range of league tables since 2010.

National and international league tables

League tables of universities are compiled using varying methodologies. The table below shows how UCL has performed in a selection of national and international league tables since 2010.

 
 2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

QS World Rankings

7 7
7
5
4
4
7
4

Academic Ranking of World Universities

16 17
18
20
21
21
20
 21

Times Higher World Rankings

16 15
14
22
21 17
17  22

The Sunday Times

    10
9
7
7
4
4

The Guardian

  7 11
5 6 5 5
6

Complete University Guide (Independent)

  7
9 7 7
9
8

The Times Good University Guide

    10
9
7 5
7
5

The following charts show UCL's performance in global academic rankings since 2012 and how this compares to its Russell Group peers.

Note on academic league tables

International rankings, including the QS, Times Higher and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings run with the academic year. As such 2011–12 is listed as 2011. 

The rest of the rankings are categorised by the year given to them by the respective publications, although they are released a year before this. So, for example, the 2013 Complete University Guide was released in 2012.

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