University of Auckland
|Campus||Big city university|
|Sa Ranking||Mid Tier|
|Famous Alumni||Former rugby players Wilson Whineray and Michael Jones and Lord of the Rings screenwriter Philippa Boyens|
About University of Auckland
With over 40,000 students, University of Auckland is the biggest university in New Zealand.
With eight faculties and two large research centres, the university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with arts and humanities receiving the highest scores in university rankings. Undergraduate students can also opt for conjoint programmes and thus pursue two bachelor degrees.
The University of Auckland has seven campuses with the scenic, main one located in the city centre, overlooking the harbour. Apart from academic activities, there are over 200 student clubs and societies to choose from. What is more, the school is just a few miles away from a number of New Zealand’s parks known for their breathtaking nature and beautiful sceneries.
Despite the seemingly calm and scenic environment, the institution is know for academic rigour and has a reputation for high quality education, resulting in a top 100 ranking on QS global university ranking. The school boasts a long line of (primarily domestically) esteemed alumni such as former all-blacks players and media personalities.
Apart from its natural beauty, New Zealand has much to offer students. Being much more affordable than its pacific neighbours Australia, a student budget will take you much further. Furthermore, students enjoy the laid-back culture and sports obsession among locals.