It is located in Hamilton, New Zealand. It has two campuses with main campus spread over 60 hectares of landscaped lakes and gardens. The University of Waikato is now among the top 5 percent of worlds universities as per the 2020 QS rankings. In 2016, QS rating provided five stars rating which establishes the fact that the university excels at research. As per International student barometer survey, student satisfaction stood at 90% in 2019.