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
- 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 name was adopted in 1966 to reflect our long-standing relationship with the City of London.
- The Lord Mayor of London is our Chancellor, an arrangement which has been in place since 1966.
- City has been supported by the City of London livery companies for over 100 years.
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 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 (National Student Survey (NSS) 2015).
- 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 2nd in London and 13th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).
- 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 in the top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016).
- City is in the top 10 UK universities for graduate starting salaries (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DHLE), 2012-13).
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 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 at Cass are ranked 2nd in London and 13th in UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016.
- 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.
- 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.
- City's undergraduate Nursing degrees have the 2nd highest rate of student satisfaction in the country (National Student Survey 2014).
- 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.
- Engineering 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 ).
- The School is ranked in the top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems by Top Universities 2014.
- The 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.