Student experience

The University of Glasgow is ...

  • ranked in the UK’s top 20 for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)
  • One of only four UK universities to be awarded a five-star plus rating (QS World University Rankings 2021)

Glasgow has been voted the world's friendliest city (Rough Guides, 2021 and Time Out, 2022).

The city of Glasgow was the first UNESCO City of Music.

Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world (Rough Guides, 2017).

Glasgow has been named as one of the top 5 best cities in the world and is ranked 1st for friendliness and 2nd for affordability (Time Out, 2022).

Glasgow's Kelvinbridge has been named as one of the top 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world (Time Out, 2019).

Glasgow is the European Capital of Sport in 2023, becoming the first city to take the title twice.

Glasgow has been listed as the top cultural and creative centre in the UK (European Commission, 2019).

Glasgow is the world’s leading Festival and Event Destination (2019 World Travel Awards).  

The OVO Hydro is consistently ranked in the top 10 arenas globally (Pollstar).