Goldsmiths University has risen in the league table by 22 places this year, marking it as one of the top ten universities in London.

Goldsmiths University in New Cross, known for its teaching of arts and humanities, has gone up in the ranks for the university league table 2025.

The league table, published by Complete University Guide (CUG), ranks universities across the UK in order of highest to lowest, rating them on a number of areas from student satisfaction to individual subjects.

Goldsmiths University was ranked in 52nd position along with the University of Dundee, making it the seventh best in London.

Goldsmiths' Overall Score was ranked in 52nd position out of 130, the highest ranking the university has received in the last five years.

The university in south east London is set within a Grade II listed building and its campus is made up of several buildings within New Cross and Deptford.

Goldsmiths offers its students a real-world approach to teaching with a student body made up of people from 135 countries.

Some of the university’s most famous students include fashion designers Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

The university was also ranked in 82nd place for entry standards with a 60 percent score, and 105th place for student satisfaction which was up by 23 from the previous year.

This marked an increase for the university according to the Guide alongside an improvement in employment.

Research conducted by the CUG revealed that studying an arts and design degree in London had a “great impact” on employment opportunities.

It was also revealed by the Guide that creative and arts degrees were not found to be a barrier to employment compared to STEM degrees as previously believed.

Art and Design programmes at Goldsmiths remained in a strong position this year, being ranked among the top 10 subjects at eight out of 84 institutions.

Goldsmiths was also ranked in 35th place for research intensity and 48th place for research quality with a 78 percent rating.

For academic services spend, the university scored 73 percent, ranking it in 23rd place, which was down by 12 places from the previous year.

The university was rated in 17th place for facilities spend and 14th place for both continuation and student-staff ratio.

In graduate prospects, the university’s outcomes for graduates was rated in 106th place, with 70.5 percent and received an on track rating for graduates of 71 percent, marking it in 118th place.

Professor Frances Corner, Warden of Goldsmiths University of London, said: “This is very welcome recognition of our achievements and as a place where our students can further their ambitions.

“It’s also very important that the employment prospects of our students are creditably high with those who study STEM subjects, and that studying creative arts, social sciences or humanities is a bridge rather than a barrier to success.

“I would like to thank all of our students for their hard work over the last year and pay tribute to all staff at Goldsmiths who do so much to support these studies.”