University of Lincoln ranked at 851-900 in new university world ranking for 2025

The university held the same ranking from last year in the QS World University Rankings

The QS World Ranking for 2025 has been published, with the University of Lincoln placing within the 851 to 900 rank bracket.

The QS World Ranking ranks the top universities in the world, scoring them out of 100. Despite being ranked within a bracket, this influential world ranking 2025 saw Lincoln University hold it’s position from last year.

Lincoln has ranked higher than a number of other UK universities such as Harper Adams (1201 to 1400), University of Wolverhampton (1001 to 1200) and Sheffield Hallam (1001 to 1200).

Unfortunately, Lincoln is far off of the top five rankings – the 2025 top five includes MIT (100), Imperial College London (98.5), University of Oxford (96.9), Harvard University (96.8) and the University of Cambridge (96.7).

MIT was once again awarded 100 and placed at the top of the list, which QS describes as “the largest ever”, adding that it features “1,500 universities across 105 higher education systems”.

The universities are judged on areas including their academic and employer reputations, citations and the ration of international to national students.

This year there were three new areas which have changed up the scores: Sustainability, employment outcomes and international research networks.

Based on these categories MIT has been top of the ranking for an impressive 13 years, while Imperial has made a sudden jump of four places, beating both Oxford and Cambridge universities for the first time.

Lincoln ranked at 801 to 1000 in 2022 and 2023, before ranking at 851 to 900 in 2024: Here’s to hopefully rising next year!

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