2024 QS Ranking Indicators
New Ranking Indicators with Weightage Adjustments; Introduction of International Research Network, Employment Outcomes, and Sustainability.
New Indicator Details Revealed:
In the latest ranking update, significant adjustments have been made to the weightage assigned to certain indicators, leading to potential opportunities for institutions with lower scores in academic reputation and student-to-faculty ratio.
Additionally, the weightage for employer reputation and employment outcomes has been increased by a total of 10%, resulting in a considerable impact. This change presents an opportunity for institutions that may have lower overall rankings but enjoy strong favor from international corporations.
Overall, the new ranking system has shifted the focus away from the school itself, placing greater emphasis on employment competitiveness as a crucial factor influencing the 24QS rankings.
So, which institutions are likely to experience a rise in their rankings?
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
LSE has long faced challenges in the QS rankings due to its specialization in certain fields. Despite being a member of the prestigious G5 group, it has struggled to break into the top 50, which has been somewhat awkward.
The academic reputation and student-to-faculty ratio scores of LSE have been relatively low. However, the institution excels in employer reputation and employment outcomes, aligning perfectly with the new rating criteria. As a result, it is highly likely that LSE’s ranking will see an improvement in the 2024 rankings, possibly propelling it into the top 50.
LSE’s programs in disciplines such as business, media, and law are exceptionally strong, making it a target school for many international corporations. Obtaining an offer from LSE is no easy feat, so it is advised that prospective applicants for the 2024 intake maintain a well-rounded average score of 88 or above and put effort into crafting compelling application essays.
Durham University, similar to LSE, experienced a significant drop in rankings last year, falling to 92nd place. This led to concerns among some students who hesitated to choose Durham, fearing it might fall out of the top 100. However, Durham University still holds great potential.
With the recent update in ranking indicators, Durham University, which previously struggled in terms of academic reputation and student-to-faculty ratio, now stands on more equal footing. Its strong scores in employer reputation and international research network indicate that Durham might reclaim its position in the top 70s in the 2024 QS rankings, no longer merely guarding the top 100.
Durham University excels in disciplines such as business, law, and education, making it a target school for many elite investment banks and magical circles. Its employment competitiveness is commendable as well. To secure an offer from Durham, meeting the minimum requirements within the specified grade range is generally sufficient. However, for those considering law-related programs, it is advisable to aim for an average score of 85 or above.
University of Leeds
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The advantage of the University of Leeds under the new indicators is that the employer reputation and international research network are not low. Sustainability also has advantages, but it’s not so obvious. Leeds will have room to move up the rankings under the new index and is expected to follow Durham’s lead7in the top ranks.
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University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham seems to have a slightly subdued presence in this year’s application season, with less attention compared to previous years. This is partly attributed to its QS ranking.
The University of Birmingham excels in employer reputation and international research network, which will contribute to its rise in rankings following the increased weightage given to these indicators. Additionally, in The Graduate Market in 2023 report, Birmingham ranked in the top 3, indicating high desirability among employers for its graduates. Due to its strong performance in terms of employment outcomes, Birmingham’s ranking is expected to increase by 3 to 5 positions, reaching around 85.
Birmingham’s programs in business, education, and engineering are noteworthy and worth considering. Obtaining an offer from Birmingham is not particularly challenging, as students with an average score of 75+ from prestigious schools have a good chance. Non-prestigious school applicants are advised to maintain an average score of 80 or above.
University of Warwick
Among the universities in the Wang Aiman-Huazhong region, only the QS ranking of the relatively young University of Warwick lies outside the top 50. However, there is still considerable room for upward mobility for this institution.
Following the update in ranking indicators, University of Warwick’s strengths lie in employer reputation, international research network, and employment outcomes. The increased weightage given to these factors will result in a slight change in Warwick’s QS ranking. Additionally, Warwick has established collaborations with numerous companies, contributing to its strong performance in terms of employment opportunities. It is expected that Warwick will achieve a ranking of around 55 in the 2024 QS rankings, taking over the position previously held by LSE.
When it comes to applying to Warwick, many students opt for programs offered by WBS (Warwick Business School), WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), and certain media-related disciplines. These programs can be quite competitive, and it is recommended to aim for an average score of 85 or higher within the specified grade range. However, if applying to other disciplines such as education, social sciences, or law, the difficulty level may be somewhat lower.
In addition to the aforementioned top 100 universities, Newcastle and Nottingham are two institutions worth paying attention to. They have also demonstrated excellent performance in terms of employment competitiveness.
In the 2024 QS rankings, it is expected that these two universities will continue to rise and reach around 105. Compared to the top 100 universities, the application process for Newcastle and Nottingham is relatively less competitive, making them suitable options for students with non-prestigious backgrounds or those without exceptionally strong academic profiles.
It is important to note that the analysis presented is based on predictions using the new indicators. The precise rankings will be officially announced around June 8th.