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University League Table 2016

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    Overall Score
  • Year

    2016
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Unaffiliated

CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

Maximum score: 5.00

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Research Quality
Research Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

Maximum score: 4.00

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Graduate Prospects
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

Maximum score: 100.0

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Overall Score
Overall Score
The total score calculated by our independent and trusted methodology, comprising the four measures listed in the University League Table together with Teaching Standards, Employment Prospects, Good Honours, Staff–Student Ratio, Academic and Facilities Spend, Degree Completion and Green (listed in the University Profiles).

Maximum score: 1000

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2016 2015
1 1 Cambridge 601 4.18 3.33 88.3 1000
2 2 Oxford 571 4.17 3.34 81.9 989
3 3 London School of Economics 532 3.95 3.35 83.0 953
4 6 Imperial College London 566 4.10 3.36 89.9 943
5 5 Durham 521 4.16 3.14 79.5 926
5 4 St Andrews 516 4.25 3.13 78.5 926
7 7 Warwick 480 4.12 3.22 77.6 909
8 12 Surrey 424 4.24 2.98 81.2 885
9 11 Lancaster 434 4.10 3.15 78.1 882
10 9 University College London 500 3.96 3.22 81.3 877
11 10 Exeter 463 4.22 3.08 79.4 876
12 8 Bath 476 4.24 3.17 85.1 874
13 13 Loughborough 397 4.19 2.95 79.9 873
14 16 Southampton 408 4.05 3.15 77.7 842
15 18 Bristol 486 3.99 3.18 80.2 833
16 15 East Anglia 406 4.19 3.11 70.1 828
17 14 York 436 4.06 3.17 73.6 824
18 17 Birmingham 425 4.08 3.07 84.0 823
19 23 Leeds 430 4.09 3.13 74.5 820
20 21 Edinburgh 482 3.86 3.18 77.9 818
21 38 Sussex 385 4.05 3.01 74.9 812
22 22 Kent 359 4.13 2.95 75.2 811
23 28 King's College London 453 3.95 3.23 79.6 805
24 19 Leicester 386 4.08 2.93 73.6 797
25 23 Nottingham 426 4.05 3.09 79.2 795
26 20 Newcastle 425 4.13 3.09 78.7 791
27 26 Sheffield 427 4.07 3.17 76.9 785
27 28 Manchester 433 4.02 3.16 75.5 785
29 37 Reading 371 4.10 3.03 71.5 783
30 30 Glasgow 465 4.11 3.10 79.9 782
31 23 Cardiff 425 4.05 3.27 81.5 776
32 27 Aston 368 4.12 3.05 76.6 771
33 - Queen Mary, University of London 408 4.04 3.18 69.4 760
34 33 Royal Holloway, University of London 398 4.12 3.09 62.2 759
34 39 Essex 309 4.20 3.05 64.2 759
36 31 Queen's, Belfast 380 4.10 2.99 74.9 755
37 33 Heriot-Watt 411 4.15 3.06 73.2 753
38 41 Strathclyde 473 4.02 3.04 77.6 748
39 31 Liverpool 403 3.97 3.06 72.8 747
40 44 Aberdeen 445 3.95 2.97 74.2 733
41 40 City 377 3.99 2.95 73.7 726
42 49 Dundee 398 4.13 3.03 70.3 716
43 35 SOAS, University of London 407 3.97 2.82 62.6 714
44 46 St George's, University of London 419 3.91 2.99 89.4 713
45 42 Swansea 325 4.01 3.09 78.7 710
46 43 Keele 358 4.22 2.88 71.9 704
47 45 Stirling 371 3.98 2.96 70.1 699
48 51 Coventry 309 4.27 2.67 70.8 690
49 47 Brunel University London 351 4.14 2.67 59.5 686
50 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 352 3.98 2.90 55.4 680
51 55 Lincoln 334 4.09 2.54 67.4 664
52 62 University for the Creative Arts 325 3.95 2.72 49.3 657
53 52 Nottingham Trent 309 4.09 2.59 63.3 655
54 71 De Montfort 305 4.08 2.67 68.7 651
54 65 Bournemouth 327 3.89 2.72 62.9 651
56 57 Arts University Bournemouth 318 4.08 2.30 65.9 650
56 48 Oxford Brookes 345 4.10 2.66 66.7 650
58 64 Bangor 323 4.19 2.99 66.1 646
59 63 Portsmouth 306 4.08 2.75 66.2 642
60 84 Harper Adams 331 4.11 2.66 67.0 637
60 58 Northumbria 360 4.01 2.71 61.7 637
62 53 West of England, Bristol 324 3.97 2.70 68.2 633
62 77 Bradford 312 3.97 2.95 72.1 633
64 66 Hull 326 4.11 2.70 63.1 632
64 54 Robert Gordon 382 4.05 2.35 80.2 632
66 93 Roehampton 284 4.10 2.83 56.3 625
67 84 Ulster 308 4.09 2.91 56.5 624
67 81 Liverpool John Moores 342 4.07 2.79 61.1 624
69 61 Buckingham 299 4.26 75.3 623
70 69 Bath Spa 315 4.11 2.52 55.4 622
70 55 Falmouth 307 4.07 2.04 69.8 622
72 66 Sheffield Hallam 317 4.02 2.76 59.2 619
73 73 Manchester Metropolitan 345 3.99 2.74 60.0 617
74 70 Huddersfield 324 4.12 2.65 69.2 612
74 60 Hertfordshire 316 3.92 2.61 67.9 612
76 73 Brighton 315 4.00 2.84 64.4 608
77 76 Chichester 306 4.14 2.50 56.8 604
78 80 Queen Margaret 340 4.03 2.65 62.4 603
79 98 Cardiff Metropolitan 314 4.03 3.00 58.2 601
80 91 Gloucestershire 312 4.06 2.38 57.9 595
80 66 University of the Arts London 311 3.85 3.12 54.5 595
82 89 Edge Hill 317 4.16 2.22 58.2 592
83 73 Northampton 281 4.18 2.09 59.3 590
83 72 Glasgow Caledonian 370 3.93 2.67 67.9 590
85 83 Royal Agricultural University 306 3.81 1.40 71.6 579
86 59 Winchester 305 4.09 2.32 51.1 570
87 87 Aberystwyth 310 3.92 2.84 52.6 569
88 82 Birmingham City 298 4.04 2.64 62.4 568
89 94 Middlesex 271 4.07 2.58 56.4 565
90 79 Plymouth 308 4.03 2.74 57.4 561
91 90 Central Lancashire 311 4.04 2.51 58.6 560
92 101 Edinburgh Napier 333 4.02 2.52 61.0 555
93 78 Chester 299 4.13 2.08 65.3 554
94 87 Derby 288 4.12 2.07 54.0 541
95 91 Abertay 334 3.95 2.16 60.5 536
96 84 Salford 328 3.93 2.54 56.0 534
97 - Liverpool Hope 302 4.01 2.21 52.0 531
98 96 Teesside 303 4.09 2.58 57.0 529
99 95 York St John 291 4.03 2.04 64.4 528
100 96 Westminster 309 3.96 2.74 50.1 525
101 113 Leeds Trinity 281 4.15 2.01 65.1 519
102 100 South Wales 319 3.96 2.51 54.6 513
103 105 Staffordshire 268 4.04 2.20 54.7 512
104 107 Kingston 297 3.90 2.70 53.8 510
105 104 Worcester 296 3.98 2.08 60.4 508
106 103 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.03 2.38 59.8 507
107 99 Greenwich 309 4.08 2.33 48.6 505
108 110 West London 257 4.00 1.92 67.1 492
109 - St Mary's, Twickenham 287 4.07 1.98 62.9 485
110 117 Bedfordshire 227 4.04 2.52 59.3 484
111 112 Cumbria 292 4.11 2.13 61.2 474
112 109 St Mark and St John 313 4.11 63.5 470
113 115 Buckinghamshire New 256 3.88 2.19 52.8 466
114 102 Leeds Beckett 284 3.93 2.16 55.2 460
115 116 Anglia Ruskin 249 4.10 2.37 58.3 453
116 108 Sunderland 293 4.02 2.12 50.5 440
117 118 Bishop Grosseteste 282 4.12 1.96 66.8 434
118 119 West of Scotland 297 3.96 2.36 57.9 429
119 120 London South Bank 244 3.94 2.52 48.6 428
120 106 Newman 291 4.07 2.13 56.2 424
120 121 Bolton 282 4.03 2.04 57.0 424
122 114 Southampton Solent 272 3.91 1.63 50.0 412
123 110 Glyndwr 243 4.07 2.15 63.3 407
124 122 East London 273 4.06 2.71 49.9 406
125 - Trinity Saint David 263 4.06 2.39 50.2 405
126 123 London Metropolitan 220 3.86 2.44 44.6 327

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Entry standards N/A Facilities spend N/A
Student satisfaction 5.00 Good honours 100.0
Research assessment 4.00 Graduate prospects 100.0
Research intensity 1.00 Completion 100.0
Student–staff ratio N/A Overall score 1000.0
Academic services spend N/A    

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