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University Ranking

Top public university The University of Reading is situated in Reading, United Kingdom. For 2020, Reading is placed 201-300 in the universities category by ARWU (Shanghai ranking). Reading University's position in the QS (Top Universities) global university rating has dropped over time, from 175th in 2017 to 205th in 2020 and 2021. Another significant publisher, THE (Times Higher Education), has routinely put Reading in the top 200 of the world's universities since 2018.

In its ranking of the world's universities, US News & World Report has placed Reading at 327th place for 2021, which is a modest drop from its position of 311th the previous year. Both The Complete University Guide and The Guardian have ranked Reading University amongst some of the top 100 universities in the UK.

Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]201-300301-400201-300301-400NA
QS - World University Ranking [2]188195205205202
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]201-250201-250201-250201-250201-250
The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK) [4]2732403936
The Guardian - University Rankings [5]2945686261
US News & World Report - Global Universities [6]299311311327330


Course Ranking

According to the Financial Times' Master in Finance ranking for 2020, Reading is placed 36th overall. Reading was ranked by QS (Top Universities) at positions 151-200 in its Accounting & Finance rankings for 2020 and at positions 151-200 in its Global MBA rankings for 2018 and 2019. While Reading was ranked 151–175 for 2020 in THE's PG Business and Economics ranking, it has moved up to 101–125 for 2021, a notable increase.

Since 2017, Reading has been listed among the top 50 universities in the UK for business, management studies and accounting. Reading has also been ranked by The Guardian in the bottom 50 spots for accounting & finance and business, management, & marketing. The University of Reading's rating in QS's Engineering and Technology ranking has dropped over time, from 296th in 2017 to 345th in 2020.

For computer science in 2021, Reading is ranked 59th in The Complete University Guide. While THE's PG Computers ranking has continuously placed Reading between positions 401 and 500 since 2019. The information above reveals that the business and accounting programmes offered by the University of Reading are well-liked in the UK.


Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
FT (Financial Times) - Master in Finance [7]41NA36NANA
QS - Accounting & Finance [8]151-200201-250151-200101-150NA
QS - Global MBA [9]151-200151-200NANANA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics [10]126-150176-200151-175101-125126-150
The Complete University Guide - Accounting & Finance Ranking [11]1519252029
The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK) [11]1919292929
The Guardian - Accounting & Finance Rankings [12]1725333125
The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing [12]2534233229
The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings3963656451
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Architecture & Built Environment Rankings4351-10051-10051-100NA
QS - Engineering and Technology [13]329336345368NA
The Complete University Guide - Architecture Rankings1116192120
The Guardian - Guardian Architecture RankingsNANA444742
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers [14]NA401-500401-500401-500301-400
The Complete University Guide - Computer Science [15]4545565946
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics RankingsNANA401-500NANA
QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings251-300301-350251-300301-350NA
QS - QS - Mathematics RankingsNANA401-450401-450NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings126-150126-150151-175151-175126-150
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology RankingsNA126-150151-175151-175126-150
The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings4946655647
The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings4040495537
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings201-300201-300301-400201-300NA
QS - QS - Art & Design RankingsNA151-200151-200101-150NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts & Humanities Rankings176-200126-150151-175126-150101-125
The Complete University Guide - Art & Design Rankings72231376
The Guardian - Guardian Art Rankings1845564428
The Guardian - Guardian Politics Rankings5756677466
Ranking for Law Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law RankingNA201-300201-300NANA
QS - QS - Law Rankings201-250NANA251-300NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law RankingsNANANANA151-175
The Complete University Guide - Law Rankings2624313233
The Guardian - Guardian Law Rankings4165744649


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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about University of Reading
Where is University of Reading located?

University of Reading is located in Reading, UK

How much does it cost to study in University of Reading?

The average first year cost to study in University of Reading is INR 2776367

What is the acceptance rate for University of Reading?

University of Reading has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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