City University of London is a public research university in London , United Kingdom and a member institution of the federal University of London . It was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and became a university when The City University was created by royal charter in 1966. The Inns of Court School of Law, which merged with City in 2001, was established in 1852, making it the University’s oldest constituent part. City joined the federal University of London on 1 September 2016, becoming part of the eighteen colleges and ten research institutes that then made up that university. City has strong links with the City of London , and the Lord Mayor of London serves as the university’s rector.
The university has its main campus in Central London in the London Borough of Islington , with additional campuses in Islington, the City, the West End and East End. The annual income of the institution for 2016–17 was £227.0 million, of which £11.6 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £221.4 million. It is organised into five schools, within which there are around forty academic departments and centres, including the Department of Journalism , the City, University of London Business School , and City Law School which incorporates the Inns of Court School of Law. City is a founding member of the WC2 University Network which is developed for collaboration between leading universities of the heart of major world cities particularly to address cultural, environmental and political issues of common interest to world cities and their universities. The university is a member of the Association of MBAs , EQUIS and Universities UK. Alumni of City include a Founding Father , members of Parliament of the United Kingdom , Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom , governors , politicians and CEO’s.
The City University has sites throughout London, with the main campus located at Northampton Square in the Finsbury area of Islington . The Rhind Building which houses the School of Arts and Social Sciences is directly west of Northampton Square. A few buildings of the main campus are located in nearby Goswell Road in Clerkenwell . City, University of London, offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees as well as certificates and diplomas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. AOME of their courses are : Accounting, Business Administration, Economics & Development Studies, Criminology & Security Studies, Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Relations & Human Resourses, Marketing. More than two-thirds of City’s programmes are recognised by the appropriate professional bodies such as the BCS, BPS , CILIP , ICE, RICS, HPC etc. in recognition of the high standards of relevance to the professions. The University also has an online careers network where over 2,000 former students offer practical help to current students.
City, University of London is ranked ninth among the top universities in London in 2020, placing joint 350th in the QS World University Rankings this year. City, University of London is a leading global university, focusing on business and the professions. In 2016 and 2017, City was ranked the top university in London for student satisfaction. City is also in the top 15 universities in the UK for graduate prospects. It has an acceptance rate of 11.3%.