City University London is a leading international University and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
City University London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for over a hundred years.
Academic excellence for business and the professions
We are a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
A highly rated university
We are proud of the quality of our education, research and enterprise and of our high rankings in recent surveys. Our University is:
- The top university in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017).
- In the top 10 UK university for Optometry, Speech and Language Therapy and Journalism (The Complete University Guide 2017)
- Among the top five per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015)
Notably, the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014 rates our Sir John Cass Business School among the top four business schools in the UK and 18th in Europe.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an exercise to assess research quality at all UK higher education research institutions, rated 75.7% of City's submissions as being of world-leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.
A vibrant international community
Our outlook is truly global. We welcome students, academics and professional staff from all around the world, work to international levels of research excellence and cultivate a growing network of international research partnerships.
Central London location
We are located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central Underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. We are minutes away from the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district - and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.
Since our foundation over a century ago, we have always enjoyed deep-rooted links with the City of London. The Lord Mayor of London is the Chancellor of the University and many City of London livery companies are long-standing supporters of City.