The University of Auckland is ranked 81 in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2016, making it New Zealand's highest ranked university in 35 of the 40 subjects, featuring in the top 50 in 15 subjects. It is also the largest and most comprehensive. The University's student population of 42,000 includes 6,000 international students representing over 110 countries.
University of Auckland accepts IELTS scores for new admissions; however one needs to have a decent score in their previous degree. The institute has an ethnicity of students and comprises of students from Europe, Asia, MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American, African) and from pacific Islands. The University provides a range of accommodation options for national and international students. Several hundred live in Residential Halls and apartments, which provide, food, accommodation, social and welfare services, alongside self-catered, private residences. Most of the international students in New Zealand have traditionally been from China, but over the last few years, Indian students have rapidly grown in number. Thereby, this University being the best witnesses the highest number of students pouring in.
Established back in 1883, it was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand before the latter dissolved in 1961. The university is made up of eight faculties and six campuses, and currently has more than 40,000 students. It is situated in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, which makes it an even more attractive choice for numerous students from around the globe. The University of Auckland is a research-led university, and had the second highest ranking in the 2006 and 2012 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) exercises conducted by the government that evaluated the quality of researchers and research output of all tertiary institutions in New Zealand.
The City campus in the Auckland CBD has the majority of the students and faculties. The T?maki campus, established in 1991, the degrees offered are in Health, Sports Science, Environmental Science, Wine Science, Information Technology, Communications and Electronics, Materials and Manufacturing, Food and Biotechnology and Information Management. The Grafton Campus was established in 1968 and houses The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Department of Optometry. The Epsom Campus is the main Faculty of Education campus, offering programs in teacher education and social services. The Tai Tokerau Campus in Whangarei offers Faculty of Education courses. The Leigh Marine Laboratory is effectively the marine campus and hosts postgraduate teaching and research. Situated on the east coast, about 100 km north of the city of Auckland, it has access to a wide range of unspoiled marine habitats. Some Faculty of Education courses are offered at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).