The University of Southampton is ranked as one of the World’s Top 100 Universities by THES-QS World Rankings (2008: 99th , 2007: 80th , 2006:141st). In 2008 it is one of only 17 UK universities to make the top 100 list.

The university has three faculties:
- Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics
- Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

League Tables & Rankings:

- 13th in UK (Independent University League Table 2010).

- Top 25 University in UK (Guardian 2009).

- Top 15 in all UK league tables in 2008 (14th in the Times, 13th in Guardian, and 12th in Sunday Times).

- Ranked 7th in the UK by Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001. 24 subjects received the grade of 5 or 5*. Its Engineering departments received the highest grading of 5*.

- 77th in the world and 5th in the UK by Webometrics 2008.

- 13th in the 2008 RAE Ranking by Research Power.

- 4th for European Studies (RAE 2008).

- 1st for Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Guardian 2008).

- 37th for Business and Management Studies (Guardian 2009).

- ranked among World Top 100 Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (MED) programs by ARWU Broad Subject Fields 2008.

- it is one of only 29 British universities to be listed in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) World University rankings, placed 141st internationally in 2006.

- it is one of only 19 UK universities to make the top 100 list in THES ranking 2007, placed joint 80th in the world.

- 3rd in Mechanical Engineering and 4th in Aerospace Engineering (The Times 2007).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek