University of Auckland
New Zealand’s biggest and highest-ranked university, the UoA has its main base in the city’s business district
Founded in 1883 in a disused courthouse and jail, the University of Auckland is now the only university in New Zealand ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is also the country’s largest university, with over 40,000 students spread between a number of campuses around Auckland. The City Campus is the main one, based near the Sky Tower. Choose to live in the Auckland City area to be close to your classes.