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UCL in world's top 20 universities for employability of graduates

UCL has been ranked among the best 20 universities in the world for the employability of its graduates in the QS global rankings of 500 institutions published on 11th September 2017..

The university is rated 17th in the world, putting it in the top 3% of the universities that the QS intelligence unit assessed, a jump of seven places from last year.

The results place UCL third in the UK behind Cambridge, which came sixth, and Oxford, which came eighth. The poll was topped by Stanford University, followed by UCLA, Harvard, Sydney University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

UCL scored particularly highly in performance indicators for employer reputation (96.8%) which is based on over 30,000 responses in a survey of employers who are asked from which institutions they get the most competent, innovative and effective graduates.

UCL also performed well on alumni outcomes (95.6%) which QS says is based on a survey of more than 30,000 of the world’s most innovative, creative, wealthy and entrepreneurial individuals and which university they attended.

Karen Barnard, Director at UCL Careers, said she was “delighted that UCL has been so highly ranked in the 2018 QS Employability Rankings." She said UCL’s position reflected the fact that "UCL graduates are some of the brightest and most sought after in the world, by employers across the sectors."

UCL’s outstanding result in the Graduate Employability Rankings complements similar findings made in early September by the Times Higher Education, where it was classified as one of 20 "super-elite" universities in the world.