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07 October 2021

King's ranks in top 20 The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

King’s College London has ranked 18th in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, improving 12 places, and jumped 19 places to 23 in The Guardian University Guide 2022.

A red flag with the King's College London logo

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 is based on nine key measures focused on the student experience and is considered to be the definitive ranking for British universities. King’s is recognised in the top 20 for its high standards in teaching, research quality and entry standards.

Teaching quality and the student experience during the pandemic were also a key part of this year’s evaluation, as well as degree completion rates and graduate employment prospects.

The Guardian University Guide 2022 ranks universities subject-by-subject, as well as by student satisfaction, staff numbers, spending and career prospects. The Guardian ranks universities through eight different scores, which form a total out of 100 and King’s has scored 73.8.

This year, The Guardian University Guide have combined 2021 and 2020 survey results to reflect universities’ pandemic response and their performance in a normal year.

For King’s to improve its ranking in two of the most important league tables in the sector, and under such challenging circumstances, reflects the outstanding dedication and passion of our staff, researchers and students. “While we are pleased to receive this recognition, I didn’t come to King’s because of a league table. I came to King’s because throughout its long history what has stayed constant is our commitment to knowledge with purpose. This commitment is rooted in our founding principles and embedded in our culture, our ethos, as well as the education we provide. That’s why my focus is not on rankings, but on providing all our students the chance to develop the skills they need to contribute to our society and, in doing so, helping them find their passion, their purpose and their direction in life. It is of course wonderful when such efforts on behalf of our students are also reflected in our rankings.

Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal of King's College London