University of Waikato

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2014
Gate 1 Knighton Road, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand

More about University of Waikato

At the University of Waikato, Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, we are committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

As a student you will gain a globally recognised education and enjoy a unique experience in a country renowned for its stunning landscapes and innovative thinking. In our culture we celebrate our indigenous people, Māori, and their cultures and traditions are woven into various aspects of New Zealand life.

Through our strong connections with local, national and global industries, we create opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills in real work environments. Undergraduate students will benefit from hands-on work experience through our work-integrated learning papers which are a component of all undergraduate degrees.

Our Management School is world-class, with the top 2022 ranking by Times Higher Education in Business and Economics amongst New Zealand universities, and a 101-125 position globally. The school has also achieved Triple Crown Accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, international benchmarks of excellence in business education.

We understand that each student is unique so we offer personalised programmes and lots of support. You will enjoy the benefits of a smaller university where you will be known as an individual and nurtured throughout your time with us by our dedicated team of international student support advisors. Our two campuses are located in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga which are New Zealand’s fourth and fifth largest cities respectively.

When asked, the overwhelming majority of current Waikato students recommended the university to others (according to the 2021 student barometer survey). The University of Waikato offers the perfect combination – quality education, a supportive academic environment and a beautiful friendly city which is easy to live in. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Key statistics

  • 17.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 31%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 10,472
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings


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University of Waikato
University of Waikato
University of Waikato