About City

  1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
  2. City Information
  3. Education
  4. City, the Community & Environment
  5. Working at City
  6. Facts about City
    1. Student Statistics
    2. Our history
    3. The City of London & the University
    4. Famous Alumni
    5. Honorary graduates

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.

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 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 Business School

  • nullCass 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.

Visit the Cass website

School of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • 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.

Visit the School of Arts & Social Sciences webpages

School of Health Sciences

  • nullThe 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.

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 (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.

Visit the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering webpage

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