1. Rector and President
  2. Schools and departments
  3. Governance and leadership
  4. Working at City
  5. History of City
  6. More about City
  7. Campus map
    1. Rector and President
    2. Schools and departments
    3. Governance and leadership
    4. Working at City
    5. History of City
    6. More about City
    7. Campus map
About City

About City

City, University of London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for a hundred years.

Academic excellence for business and the professions

We are a leading international institution and we are committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

A highly rated institution

We are proud of the quality of our education, research and enterprise and of our high rankings in recent surveys.

  • City ranked 2nd in UK for graduate salaries (six months after graduation) by The Student Room
  • City ranked 7th in UK for relative graduate starting salaries by The Economist 2017
  • City is 4th in London for student satisfaction (2018 NSS - average of questions 1 to 25)
  • Ranked 11th nationally for graduate starting salary (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

World-leading research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an exercise to assess research quality at all UK higher education research institutions, rated 75.7% of City's submissions as being of world-leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.

A vibrant international community

Our outlook is truly global. We welcome students, academics and professional staff from all around the world, work to international levels of research excellence and cultivate a growing network of international research partnerships.

Central London location

We are located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central Underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. We are minutes away from the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district - and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.

Since our foundation over a century ago, we have always enjoyed deep-rooted links with the City of London. The Lord Mayor of London is the Rector of City and many City of London livery companies are long-standing supporters of City.