Facts about City
- City currently has around 16,500 students (35% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 50 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 2012.
- We are ranked 29th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2012.
- We have 15 areas of academic activity where our research was assessed as being of a quality comparable with the very best in the world by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
- Around 35% 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, 13th in Europe over the past three years and in the top 1% in the world by the Financial Times (2011/12).
- Our Business and Management courses are ranked 1st in London and 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2013).
- Our Nursing courses are ranked 1st in London and 14th in the UK by both the Guardian University Guide 2013 and the Times Good University Guide 2013.
- The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 places us 9th in the UK for graduate-level jobs and 12th overall in the graduate employment category.
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, five interdisciplinary centres and the Learning Development Centre complete the academic structure of the University.
Click on a School below to find out more.
- Cass is ranked as the 4th business school in the UK, 13th in Europe over the past three years and is in the top 1% of business schools in the world (Financial Times, 2011/12).
- Business and Management courses at Cass are ranked 1st in London and 2nd in UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013.
- Cass is ranked 10th in the UK for Finance courses in the Times Good University Guide 2013.
- 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.
- Politics courses are ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013.
- The last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) placed the School's Centre for Music Studies in the top 15 in the UK for music research.
- The Centre for Cultural Policy and Management, part of the School, is the longest-established centre of its kind in the country.
- The School currently has around 4,000 alumni working as journalists and media professionals around the world.
- The School is ranked 1st in London and 14th in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2013 and Times Good University Guide 2013).
- The School incorporates the former St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and Midwifery with over 120 years' experience in educating health professionals.
- The last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) Nursing and Midwifery submission by the School was named the best in London.
- 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 (now commonly known as Aerospace) Engineering in the UK (1909).
- The School is ranked 18th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Guardian University Guide 2013.
- 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.