UC is in the top 1% of universities with a QS rank of 227. UC was the first university in Aotearoa New Zealand to receive a five-star rating from QS. UC has subjects ranked in the world’s top 250: Linguistics, Civil Engineering (top 100), Accounting, Finance, Geography, Geology, Law, Taxation & Accounting (top 150). Subjects such as Biological sciences, Ecology, Engineering, Industrial Product Design, and Human Resource Management are ranked among 240. Astronomy, Bioprocess Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Energy Processing Technologies, English, Management, Physics, Power Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education are subjects ranked among the top 250
The programmes provide a hands-on experience in the workplace. UC offers a range of internships, global study opportunities, start-up incubator programmes and placements. A robust exchange program spans different universities with 60 exchange agreements. Students are encouraged to be involved in community and can choose from 130 student-led clubs.