University of Waikato Ranking

The University of Waikato is one of the top-ranking universities in Hamilton, New Zealand. The institution calls itself a future-focused international university. Given an overall score of "Excellent" (5 stars) by QS in their QS Stars Ratings, which are meant to provide prospective students with yet another resource to use when selecting a university.


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are used by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings to evaluate universities. The university's dedication to harnessing the strength of its research and its people to make a major, beneficial contribution on a local and global level is reflected in the ranking. Being ranked 6th globally for SDG #15 Life on Land and 23rd globally for SDG #14 Life Below Water, the university has scaled high on more such rankings. Below we have listed down some of the recent University of Waikato rankings; check it out!


  • THE World University Rankings 2022: #401-500
  • THE Impact Rankings 2022: #83
  • ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings 2021: 701-800


Course Rankings


Over 200 programmes are offered at the University of Waikato, which is separated into nine academic colleges and faculties, including Arts & Sciences, Education, Law, Management, Science, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences. QS Rankings by Subject 2022 ranked 15 subjects and fields of study, placing 9 of them among the top 300 worldwide. Here are those subjects:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • English Language & Literature
  • Education
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy


THE Rankings by Subject 2022

Ranked the top New Zealand university in Business and Economics and 101-125 globally


  • Arts & Humanities (201-250)
  • Social Sciences (176-200)
  • Education (176-200)
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