Kaplan University Partners
Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students
The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.
Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. We are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.
Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.
We have campuses in London and Amsterdam as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries.
When we talk about Northumbria University ranking. The university has been ranked between 901 and 1000 for two years in a row, 2019 and 2020 by ARWU Shanghai Ranking. The Shanghai ranking doesn’t consider an institution’s reputation among academics or employers, preferring instead to rank universities by considering the level of academic research they produce and the number of Nobel Prizes won by their staff.
The QS World University Ranking has ranked the university in-between 651 and 700 for 2021, which is an improvement from its earlier years. Times Higher Education has ranked the university in-between 351 and 400 for two years in a row, which is also an improvement from its earlier positions. While QS puts a maximum focus on Academic Reputation (40%) followed by Faculty/Student Ratio and Citations per Faculty at 20% each,
Times Higher Education (THE) devotes equal importance to Teaching, Research, and Citations at 30% each. The Complete University Guide has ranked the university at number 52 for 2021. The Guardian has ranked the university at 27 which is many points up from its earlier ranking of 50 for 2017.
When we talk about US News and World Report, the university has been ranked 660 for 2021. The US News & World Report takes into account Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, and Number of Publications cited (12.5% each) among other ranking parameters, as part of their ranking methodology.