The University of Waikato was established in Hamilton in 1964. Nowadays the university is home for more than 12 000 students and has seven faculties which offer internationally benchmarked teaching and research: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and Faculty of Science and Engineering. The university also includes Waikato Management School, Waikato Pathways College and School of Graduate Research. The University of Waikato is a consistent climber in the most prestigious international rankings. In the latest 2019 QS rankings, it leapt more than 100 places in five years to 274th place – in the top 1.1 percent of the world's 26,000 universities.