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The University of Waikato

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School ID: SU640008
Rank: 266
Applied number: 100

One of the 127 universities in the QS World University Rankings in five years and one the third best university in New Zealand voted by the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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General description

The University of Waikato is a consistent climber in the most prestigious international rankings. We've risen 127 places in the QS World University Rankings in five years, and the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings brought us up to third equal in New Zealand

Our university stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research. Our rankings reflect these strengths.

The QS World University Rankings 2019 (released June 2018) placed us #274. We've jumped 127 places in just five years. Our climb up the QS World University Rankings acknowledges world-class achievements in areas that directly impact our students and our world.

QS rankings look at universities' reputation, research, teaching, graduate employability, and internationalisation. We're in the top 100 for the quality and impact of our research, and our international outlook is another major strength.

Why University of Waikato?

In July 2016 we were awarded a five star rating by QS Stars, confirming the University of Waikato's status as a world-class university with a high reputation for employment, cutting-edge facilities, internationally renowned research, and outstanding teaching and student satisfaction.

Five stars have been awarded in the categories of:

  • Employability
  • Teaching
  • Facilities
  • Internationalisation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Social Sciences and Management.

The QS Stars rating system evaluates the University across a broader range of criteria than traditional academic rankings, assessing the full university offering including student experience, satisfaction and employment outcomes.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year NZD$ 30,063
Cost of Living/Year NZD$ 19,672
Application Fee NZD$ 0
Estimated Total/Year NZD$ 49,735

Main majors

  • Education (Top 150)
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Hospitality & Leisure Management

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