Lincoln University might be one of Aotearoa-New Zealand’s smaller universities, but our rankings show that we are leaders in our field.

Our world-leading research in the food and fibre sectors, our progressive focus on sustainability and commitment to supporting our student whānau is reflected in global university rankings: 

  • Rated among the top 1.5% global QS World University Rankings 2020-21 
  • Ranked in the top 100 for specialist land-based Agriculture and Forestry education 
  • Awarded QS Five Stars for reputation, world-class facilities, internationally renowned research and teaching 
  • Rated the 15th small universities of the world 
  • 94% successful course completion (Levels 7-10) 
  • Placed in the 501-600 band in the Times Higher Education (THE) global rankings, and ranked 5th equal in New Zealand.  Ranked in the top 201-250 for Life Sciences
  • 3rd oldest university in New Zealand 
  • 6% higher graduate employment rate for students who completed a Level 7 programme at Lincoln, three years after completion