Sapienza is present in all major international university rankings. It is among the best Italian universities and one of the top 300 universities in the world.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Arwu) compiled by the Jiao Tong University of Shanghai, Sapienza is regularly ranked first among Italian universities along with the University of Pisa. Sapienza is positioned within the 101-150 group of universities and among the top 3% of universities in the world.
Quacquarelli Symonds (Qs) ranked Sapienza 216th in 2012, the second Italian university behind Bologna. Sapienza's overall score improved from 45.8 in 2011 to 47.6 in 2012. The Times Higher Education ranking in collaboration with Thomson-Reuters placed Sapienza in the 301-350 group of universities.