About City
  1. Rector & President
  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 and City, University of London
    4. Famous Alumni
    5. Honorary graduates
    6. City's extraordinary women
    7. University of London
About City

Facts about City

  • City currently has over 18,000 students (46% at postgraduate level) from more than 160 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 4% of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016.
  • We are ranked in the top 20 UK institutions(18th) in the Guardian University Guide 2017.
  • At City, 40% of all academics are producing research that is world-leading or internationally excellent (2014 Research Excellence Framework ).
  • We are number one in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017).
  • City is in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University University League 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

  • The Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2015 rated the Sir John Cass Business School among the top six business schools in the UK and 21st in Europe and the Cass MBA ranks in the world’s top 40.
  • 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).

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 City.

Click on a School below to find out more.

Cass Business School

  • nullCass is ranked among the six best business school in the UK and 21st in Europe (Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2015).
  • 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).
  • Cass operates an MBA tailored to Middle East and North African markets in Dubai.
  • 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 scored a 90% satisfaction rating in teaching in the 2016 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 is 2nd in London for Student satisfaction with a 90% overall satisfaction rate according to the ( 2016 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 London (National Student Survey 2016).
  • Our undergraduate Optometry is the 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with a 97% overall satisfaction rate (National Student Survey 2016).
  • 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.
  • The School's Radiography undergraduate degrees have a 98% overall satisfaction rate (National Student Survey 2016) .
  • 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's Aeronautical Engineering undergraduate degrees are ranked fourth in the UK and first in London with a 95% overall satisfaction rate in the 2016 National Student Survey.

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.
  • Several historical figures and many of the country’s top QCs are alumni of the Inns of Court School of Law, now part of the City Law School. They include Mahatma Gandhi, Clement Attlee, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

Visit The City Law School webpages

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London EC1V 0HB

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.