University of Waikato

44 th
Young University Rankings 2014
351–400 th
World University Rankings 2018
Gate 1 Knighton Road, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand

About University of Waikato

Waikato University can trace its history back to 1956, when a small number of Hamiltonian locals decided they wanted their own higher education institution.

The town of Hamilton was, at the time, known mainly for farming, but a long campaign resulted in the formal opening of the institution in 1964. In 1989, the university played a key role in connecting New Zealand to the internet before going on to become the first university in the country to have "cyber-graduates", completing their teaching degrees online. In 1998, Waikato formed an alliance with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic designed to facilitate teaching in the Western Bay of Plenty.

The university's Hamilton campus covers about 65 hectares, which includes landscaped gardens and lakes, and many sporting and recreational areas. It was designed by the architect John Blake-Kelly in 1964.

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Key statistics

  • 17.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 10,019
    Number of Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 27%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2018 World University Rankings