University of Waikato: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#617 of 14,134 In the World
#29 of 59 In Oceania
#6 of 8 In New Zealand
#59 of 1,378 For Education Majors
Top50% For 122 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English. Immersion degree in Maori also available.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions RequirementsNew Zealand Universities entrance, Bursaries and Scholarship Examination, or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarJanuary to November
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee3,250
Student:staff ratio4:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
14,786
Citations
488,328

University of Waikato majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,580 / 118,017
Environmental Science
2,689 / 111,626
Business
2,156 / 80,257
Psychology
1,876 / 54,480
Computer Science
1,831 / 67,993
Sociology
1,711 / 45,570
Engineering
1,631 / 44,847
Biology
1,525 / 58,591
Chemistry
1,404 / 48,757
Medicine
1,320 / 32,112
Economics
1,224 / 26,532
Mathematics
1,095 / 33,511
Physics
961 / 36,691
Art & Design
905 / 18,366
Education Majors
843 / 20,256
Ecology
727 / 39,580
Geology
685 / 40,177
Political Science
656 / 9,274
Demography
621 / 18,223
Geography and Cartography
601 / 9,892
Communications and Public Relations
568 / 18,896
Materials Science
562 / 16,741
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
498 / 35,288
Math Teachers
452 / 12,498
Social Psychology
439 / 20,193
Gender Studies
385 / 8,897
Environmental Management
357 / 12,675
Marketing
344 / 22,848
Investment Banking and Stock trading
296 / 5,493
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
286 / 8,821
Hospitality and Hotel Management
259 / 16,040
Botany
258 / 12,218
Development Studies
253 / 6,025
Multimedia
248 / 4,591
Machine Learning
245 / 25,883
Oceanography
244 / 9,426
Finance
242 / 3,570
Accounting
231 / 9,278
History
221 / 1,036
Media Studies
216 / 2,118

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 96 1252
1992 112 1513
1993 132 1425
1994 163 1520
1995 165 2012
1996 220 2253
1997 238 2326
1998 250 2692
1999 284 3141
2000 249 3729
2001 309 4862
2002 314 6262
2003 337 8584
2004 337 11283
2005 501 13913
2006 502 16010
2007 510 17222
2008 598 19049
2009 577 21462
2010 693 25028
2011 763 28504
2012 816 31663
2013 851 36199
2014 863 39106
2015 887 39708
2016 878 38959
2017 1051 39552
2018 940 38870
2019 938 44068
2020 1002 51400
2021 1057 58320

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
International students $8,750$11,250

The University of Waikato has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics ++++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT ++++
Maths | Natural Sciences ++++
Bachelor's Degree Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Mathematics, Music, Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Tourism
Bachelor Honours Degree Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Law, Music, Social Sciences
Master's Degree Business Administration, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Educational Administration, Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Law, Law, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Special Education
Doctoral Degree Education, Literature, Philosophy

University of Waikato alumni

  1. Jacinda Ardern

    Jacinda Ardern
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Waikato
    Studied in 2001
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician who has been the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008, and has been the member of Parliament (MP) for Mount Albert since March 2017.

  2. Warren Gatland

    Warren Gatland
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerrugby union coach
    Biography

    Warren David Gatland is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player. While he was coach between 2007 and 2019, Wales won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, and reached the semi-finals of the 2011 and 2019 Rugby World Cups. Gatland was also head coach of the British & Irish Lions on their 2013 tour of Australia, where they won the Test series 2–1, and 2017 tour of New Zealand, when the series was drawn.

  3. Jerry Mateparae

    Jerry Mateparae
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Waikato
    Studied in 2008
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, KStJ is a former New Zealand soldier who served as the 20th Governor-General of New Zealand between 2011 and 2016, the second Māori person to hold the office, after Sir Paul Reeves. A former officer in the New Zealand Army, he was Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force from 2006 to 2011, and then served as the director of the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau for five months in 2011. Following his term as governor-general, Mateparae was the High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom between 2017 and 2020.

  4. Manasseh Sogavare

    Manasseh Sogavare
    Born in
    Papua New Guinea Flag Papua New Guinea
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Manasseh Damukana Sogavare is a Solomon Islands politician serving as the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands since 24 April 2019. He has previously held the role of Prime Minister between 2000 and 2001, between 2006 and 2007, and between 2014 and 2017. Before becoming Prime Minister, Sogavare served in the National Parliament as Member for East Choiseul beginning in 1997.

General info

Alternative names UoW
Founded 1964
Accreditation Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment of New Zealand
Motto Ko te Tangata
The Voice of the People
Colors red
Academic structure Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Waikato Management School
School of Education
School of Science and Engineering
School of Computing and Mathematical Science
School of Law
School of Maori and Pacific Development
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Location and Contacts

Address Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, Waikato, 3240
New Zealand
City population 177,000
Phone +64 (7) 838 4439
Fax +64 (7) 838 4269

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