About City

  1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
  2. City Information
  3. Education
  4. City & the community
  5. Sustainable City
  6. Working at City
  7. Facts about City
  8. International Partnerships
    1. Student statistics
    2. Key milestones in our history
    3. The City of London & the University
    4. Famous Alumni
    5. Honorary graduates

Facts about City

  • City currently has over 18,000 students (46% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.
  • More than 130,000 former students from over 180 countries are members of the City Alumni Network.
  • City has been educating students in London since 1894 - read about our history.

Our location in the heart of London

See how close City is to London's major institutions & landmarks

  • Sadler's Wells Theatre, 0.19 miles (0.32km)
  • Barbican Arts Centre, 0.67 miles (1.08km)
  • Museum of London, 0.74 miles (1.19km)
  • Old Bailey, 0.88 miles (1.42km)
  • Fleet Street, 0.94 miles (1.52km)
  • St Paul's Cathedral, 0.94 miles (1.52km)
  • British Library, 1.1 miles (1.78km)
  • Bank of England, 1.17 miles (1.88km)
  • River Thames, 1.19 miles (1.92km)
  • British Museum, 1.2 miles (1.94km)
  • "The Gherkin", 1.29 miles (2.09km)
  • Tate Modern, 1.39 miles (2.24km)
  • West End, 1.65 miles (2.66km)
  • National Gallery & National Portrait Gallery, 1.66 miles (2.67km)
  • Tower of London, 1.69 miles (2.72km)
  • "The Shard", 1.74 miles (2.80km)
  • Houses of Parliament, 2.15 miles (3.46km)
  • Buckingham Palace, 2.49 miles (4.02km)
  • Hyde Park, 2.64 miles (4.26km)
  • Royal Albert Hall, 3.69 miles (5.95km)
  • National History Museum, 3.74 miles (6.02km)
  • O2 Arena, 4.74 miles (7.63km)

Our commitment to academic excellence

  • We are in the top 5% of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015.
  • We are ranked 18th overall in the United Kingdom by the Guardian University Guide 2017.
  • We have 12 areas of academic activity where our research was assessed as being of a quality comparable with the very best in the world by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We are the top university in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017).
  • Around 46% of our students are on postgraduate or research programmes.
  • We are the first UK University Student Centre to receive the Service Mark Quality Standard from the Institute of Customer Service.

Our focus on business and the professions

  • City's Sir John Cass Business School is ranked as the 4th best in the UK and 18th in Europe by the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014.
  • Our Accounting and Finance courses are ranked 1st in London and 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • Our Business, Management and Marketing courses are ranked 1st in London and 9th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • City is ranked 5th in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (QS World Subject Rankings 2016).
  • Our Nursing courses are ranked 2nd in London (Times Good University Guide 2015).
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses at City are ranked 2nd in London and 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • City is 13th in the UK universities for highest graduate salaries in 2015 (Times Good University Guide 2015).

Our five Schools

City has five Schools - Cass Business School, School of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and The City Law School. Our Graduate School, interdisciplinary centres and the Department for Learning Enhancement & Development (LEaD) complete the academic structure of the University.

Click on a School below to find out more.

Cass Business School

  • nullCass is ranked as the 4th best business school in the UK and 19th in Europe (Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014).
  • Accounting and Finance courses are ranked 1st in London and 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • Our Business, Management and Marketing courses are ranked 1st in London and 9th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • In 2014, the Financial Times ranked the Cass Full-time MBA  3rd in the UK, 7th in Europe and 13th in the world for career progression, post graduation.
  • Cass Business School holds the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( AACSB ), the Association of MBAs ( AMBA ) and the European Quality Improvement System ( EQUIS ).
  • The Sir John Cass Foundation has supported education in London since 1710.

Visit the Cass website

School of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • The School's Department of International Politics recorded the highest course satisfaction score (99%) in the country in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
  • The Centre for Cultural Policy and Management, part of the School, is the longest-established centre of its kind in the country.
  • QS World University Rankings 2016 place City 16th in the UK for Economics and Econometrics.
  • 87% of City's Music-related research was rated as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in 2014's Research Excellence Framework (REF), placing us 11th (out of 84) in the UK.
  • The School's Department of Psychology has consistently high student satisfaction at 94% over the past three years (National Student Survey).
  • City currently has around 4,000 alumni working as journalists and media professionals around the world.

Visit the School of Arts & Social Sciences webpages

School of Health Sciences

  • nullCity's undergraduate Nursing degrees have the 2nd highest rate of student satisfaction in the country (National Student Survey 2014).
  • Our Health Professions courses are ranked 1st in London and 9th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2017.
  • The School incorporates the former St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and Midwifery with over 120 years' experience in educating health professionals.
  • 100% of the School's research impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent in 2014's Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • City was the first institution in the world to offer a full-time course in ophthalmic optics in 1927.

Visit the School of Health Sciences webpages

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

  • nullEngineering was at the heart of City's foundation in 1894. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering were two of the first departments formed.
  • City was the first to offer courses in Aeronautical (also known as Aerospace) Engineering in the UK (1909).
  • The School holds accreditation from BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals ( CILIP ) and Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing ( SAP ).
  • Both Electronic & Electrical and Mechanical Engineering courses are ranked 2nd in London and 11th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • The School is ranked in the top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems by Top Universities 2014.

Visit the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering webpages

The City Law School

  • nullThe School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education.
  • It incorporates the former Inns of Court School of Law, established 1852.
  • Alumni include many global leaders, such as Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, Herbert Henry Asquith, Clement Attlee, Jawaharlal Nehru, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

Visit The City Law School webpages