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Updated on Feb 20, 2024

University Ranking

Oxford University is among the most renowned and reputed universities in the world. Rightly so, Oxford University's rankings in the most prominent rankings like THE (Times Higher Education), QS, and US News & World Report are proof of its reputation. 
Oxford University ranking is among the top universities in the world in the latest rankings. According to THE (Times Higher Education), Oxford University ranks 1st in 2023 among universities ranking. Oxford University has been consistently ranked among the top universities in the world in THE (Times Higher Education) for the past few years.  
In the US News & World Report Global Universities, Oxford University ranking is 5th in 2023, which shows that it has unchanged its position as last year. US News & World Report Global Universities has placed Oxford University at 5th in 2023.

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University of Oxford Ranking 2024 FAQs

Q. Is the University of Oxford number 1 in the world?

A. Talking about the University of Oxford rankings collectively in the latest THE (Times Higher Education), QS and US News & World Report, University of Oxford ranks within the top universities in the world. In the THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking, University of Oxford ranks at 1st in 2023, whereas, as per QS University of Oxford ranks at 3rd in 2024. US News & World Report has placed University of Oxford 5th in 2023 in the Global Universities category.

Q. What is the QS rank of University of Oxford?

A. University of Oxford is ranked at 3rd in the World University Ranking category in 2024 according to QS. Considering this year’s university ranking, it can be observed that there is an improvement in its ranking as compared to the previous year. The indicators considered QS for World University Ranking include outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial excellence, financial resources, etc.

Q. Is there a decrease or increase in the ranking of University of Oxford in recent years?

A. In both the 2023 and 2022 THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking rankings, University of Oxford has been ranked 1st. However, the QS World University Ranking has seen an Improving movement in its ranking between 2024 and 2023. However, it’s US News & World Report Global Universities in the world has Unchanged from 2022 to 2023. With an overall result, University of Oxford continues to be recognised as a good institution on the international stage.

Q. Why is the University of Oxford famous?

A. Established in 1096, University of Oxford is one of the oldest higher education institutes in the UK. It is widely regarded for its reputation and academic prowess as a leading university not just in the UK but also the world. This is visible in its QS World University Ranking, which ranks it at 3rd in 2024. In short, University of Oxford is known for its world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art resources, and individualised instruction. Check all about University of Oxford Course and Fee.

Q. Is it hard to get into the University of Oxford?

A. There is no absolute formula for getting admission to the University of Oxford. Though academic accomplishment in high school is important, the Admissions Committee considers other factors too such as community involvement, personal qualities, character, leadership and distinction in extra-curricular activities. Check all details about University of Oxford Admissions.

Rankings & Grading

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Overall University Grade
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Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]

77977NANA

QS - World University Ranking [2]

NANA45243

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]

NA11111NA

The Complete University Guide - University Ranking UK [4]

NANA22112

The Guardian - University Rankings [5]

NA231122

US News & World Report - Global Universities [6]

NA55555NA
  • ARWU (Shanghai Ranking)

    [1] The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities takes into account universities that have Fields Medalists, Highly Cited Researchers, Nobel Laureates, papers published to determine top universities in the world. We are going to understand the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Methodology.... Read More
  • QS

    [2] At QS World University Ranking, six simple metrics are taken into account that effectively capture university performances and a list of top-performing universities in the world are derived for a particular year. Check here QS University Rankings methodology and know about the parameters used in the process.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [3] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • The Complete University Guide

    [4] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
  • The Guardian

    [5] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More
  • US News & World Report

    [6] In this article, we will discuss US News' best global universities ranking methodology, so, you can understand the rankings better and compare schools on different parameters. The Best Global Universities rankings have ranked almost 1500 top educational institutions covering 86 countries. US News calculates the rankings based on 13 indicators.... Read More

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Course Ranking

Oxford University courses are popular all over the world. According to QS Accounting & Finance 2023, the subject ranking of MIM is 4th. In 2022, QS had ranked Oxford University in 4th position for Accounting & Finance

The university is also ranked for MS and LLM under Engineering and Technology and QS - Law Rankings for 2023 by QS, respectively. The rankings for these subjects stood at 4th and 2nd, respectively. University of Oxford's ranking in 2022 was 2nd for QS - Law Rankings courses. First-year tuition fees for QS - Law Rankings courses stand at GBP 24450-45490.
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University of Oxford Subject Ranking 2024 FAQs

Q. What are the top programs at University of Oxford?

A. Some of the top University of Oxford courses are Engineering and Technology, MS and QS - Law Rankings. These courses are ranked among the top courses across the world. Below table showcases the University of Oxford popular courses ranking and fees:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2023 

1st Year Tuition Fee 

MIM (Accounting & Finance) 

Pound Sterling 27460-53560 

MS (Engineering and Technology) 

Pound Sterling 24450-45490 

LLM (QS - Law Rankings) 

Pound Sterling 24800-45490 

Q. How has University of Oxford’s LLM performed in the past years?

A. The LLM course at University of Oxford rank within the top courses globally, which surely showcases a positive performance for the course. As per QS QS - Law Rankings, have been ranked 2nd in 2023. This ranking has been retained from past 3 years. 

Q. How are University of Oxford’s MIM courses ranked?

A. Some of University of Oxford's MIM programs have been ranked within the top courses in the country and worldwide. According to QS, the ranking for MIM is 4th for Accounting & Finance and 4th for Engineering and Technology for 2023. University of Oxford MIM have been ranked at 4th and 5th for Accounting & Finance and 3rd and 6th for Engineering and Technology in 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Q. Is the University of Oxford a good MS school?

A. According to the QS, University of Oxford ranks at 3 in the 2023 in the QS - Mathematics Rankings category. This makes it one of the top MS schools in the country. Students planning to study MS at University of Oxford will have to pay a tuition fee (first-year) of GBP 24800-45490.

Q. Which are the top 3 courses at University of Oxford?

A. Some of the top University of Oxford courses based on QS rankings for 2023 include MIM, LLM and MS. The university ranks for all these three courses, making these popular and worthy to study. Below table showcase University of Oxford popular courses along with their rankings in 2023 and 2022:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2023 

Rank 2022 

MIM (Accounting & Finance) 

MS (Engineering and Technology) 

LLM (QS - Law Rankings) 

MS (QS - Mathematics Rankings) 

Ranking for Business & Management Studies Courses

Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

Bloomberg - Best Business School Europe [7]

812NA8910NA

FT (Financial Times) - GMBA Ranking [8]

NA1321173128NA

FT (Financial Times) - Master in Finance [8]

12NA1010610NA

QS - Global MBA [9]

NA1216161316NA

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics [10]

NA33443NA

The Complete University Guide - Business and Management Studies UK [11]

NANANANA111

The Guardian - Business and Management [12]

NA111112

The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings

NA131221
  • Bloomberg

    [7] With an experience of more than 3 decades in providing business rankings, Bloomberg Business Week MBA rankings are considered as one of the most trusted ranking providers for business schools and MBA programs.... Read More
  • FT (Financial Times)

    [8] Financial Times is one of the most trusted names when it comes to looking for an MBA or business schools rankings. Candidates who consider compensation as a major factor while deciding a business school should go for Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. It also provides rankings for Masters in Management and Masters in Finance.... Read More
  • QS

    [9] The QS Global MBA Rankings use six benchmarks that are further divided into multiple indicators to capture university performances for a list of top-performing MBA universities.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [10] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • The Complete University Guide

    [11] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More
  • The Guardian

    [12] The Guardian Ranking Methodology uses a total of nine indicators of performance that covers all stages of a student’s life cycle to put together their ranking league table. In this article, we have covered all the ranking parameters along with their weightage. The details for each parameter are also mentioned here.... Read More

Ranking for Nursing Courses

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By20182019202020212022

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Nursing Rankings

51-7551-7551-7551-7576-100

    Ranking for Engineering Courses

    Ranked By201920202021202220232024

    QS - Engineering and Technology [13]

    66634NA

    QS - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings

    7710129NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering [14]

    15265NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science [14]

    11111NA

    The Complete University Guide - Chemical Engineering Ranking [15]

    NA22132

    The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering Ranking [15]

    NA33232

    The Complete University Guide - Electrical and Electronic Engineering [15]

    NA22222

    The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering Ranking [15]

    NA33232
    • QS

      [13] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
    • THE (Times Higher Education)

      [14] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
    • The Complete University Guide

      [15] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More

    Ranking for Medicine & Health Sciences Courses

    Ranked By201920202021202220232024

    QS - Pharmacy & Pharmacology Rankings

    11133NA

    QS - QS - Medicine Rankings

    22222NA

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings

    11111NA

    The Complete University Guide - Medicine Rankings

    NA13222

    The Guardian - Guardian Medicine Rankings

    214568

      Ranking for Law Courses

      Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

      ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking

      86354029NANA

      QS - QS - Law Rankings

      NA22222NA

      THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings

      NA54344NA

      The Complete University Guide - Law Rankings

      NANA42211

      The Guardian - Guardian Law Rankings

      NA221123

        Ranking for Humanities & Social Sciences Courses

        Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

        ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings

        741195NANA

        ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Sociology Rankings

        55542NANA

        QS - Politics & International Studies Rankings

        NA24322NA

        QS - QS - Sociology Rankings

        NA22222NA

        The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings

        NANA11122

        The Complete University Guide - Sociology Rankings

        NANANANA122

        The Guardian - Guardian Politics Rankings

        NA332221

          Ranking for Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing ) Courses

          An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

          Ranked By201920202021202220232024

          QS - Performing Arts Rankings

          912122221NA

          QS - QS - Art & Design Rankings

          3730363528NA

          THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities Rankings

          33444NA

          The Complete University Guide - Art and Design Rankings

          NA11111

            Ranking for Science Courses

            Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

            ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings

            46755NANA

            ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings

            1918202411NANA

            QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings

            NA65553NA

            QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings

            NA45554NA

            QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings

            NA65563NA

            THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings

            NA33334NA

            The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings

            NANA22223

            The Complete University Guide - Computer Science [16]

            NANA22122

            The Complete University Guide - Physics and Astronomy Ranking

            NANA21132

            The Guardian - Guardian Physics Rankings

            NA431111
            • The Complete University Guide

              [16] The Complete University Guide uses a total of ten indicators to decide on the top-performing universities in the UK. While the informationis sourced from the public domain, know all about the indicators and their weightage. Given below is a list of indicators that are taken into account while deciding the performance of universities across the UK.... Read More

            Ranking for Accounting & Commerce Courses

            Ranked By20192020202120222023

            QS - Accounting & Finance [17]

            45544
            • QS

              [17] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
            Location
            University CityOxford, Oxfordshire, UK
            Size of cityMedium
            Population of City1,70,350

            Contact Details

            Address

            University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
            Oxford ( Oxfordshire)

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            Email

            international.strategy@admin.ox.ac.uk