KCL drops to 19th in World University Rankings

Brunel and City didn’t even make the top 300

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King’s is the 19th best university in the world, according to the annual QS World Rankings.

The results saw us drop from a lofty 16th last year, although we come out as 7th in the world when it comes to dentistry.

We’re definitely the prettiest though

We are now keeping company with such institutions as the University of Pennsylvania (18th), and level with the Australian National University in 19th place.

As for our British counterparts, Edinburgh comes in just below us at 21st.

In terms of our real competition, it will come as no surprise to anyone that UCL and Imperial scored well, at 7th and 8th respectively.

LSE, in what is a slight surprise, only made it to 35th on the list, while Queen Mary was ranked 109th.

Unsurprisingly, City and Brunel University rank much lower down on the list in the 300s, and the University of East London fails to even make the Rankings (comprised of a whopping 701 universities).

Flanked by our old rivals

While it may be a slight dent in our University pride, we actually ranked the same as in 2013’s scores – and it’s nothing on the blip in 2012 where we sunk to 26th.

Charlotte Allen, a current King’s student, said: It’s great to see that King’s remains one of the top 20 universities worldwide.

“However, with variable ranking methods both domestically and at a global level, I don’t think that a university’s positioning in these types of rankings is necessarily the best indicator of how good it really is.”