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University League Table 2015

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    Overall Score
  • Year

    2015
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    University of Bath
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    University of Cambridge
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    City University London
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    Imperial College London
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    King's College London
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Russell Group

Rank within Selection 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 Assessment
Research Assessment
The average 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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Student-Staff Ratio
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Academic Services Spend
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Facilities Spend
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Good Honours
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

Maximum score: 100.0

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Degree Completion
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from 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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2015 2014
1 6 4 Imperial College London 570 4.08 2.94 88.7 11.7 2,205 661 85.9 97.1 926
2 1 1 Cambridge 614 4.24 2.98 84.7 11.6 2,401 747 88.6 98.9 1000
3 5 5 Durham 523 4.14 2.72 82.4 15.6 1,367 1,004 84.8 95.9 930
4 28 19 King's College London 466 3.91 2.69 81.8 11.4 1,462 505 81.1 92.5 773
5 9 7 University College London 520 3.94 2.84 80.7 10.2 1,982 262 86.7 93.6 876
6 17 17 Birmingham 438 4.05 2.64 80.3 14.5 1,745 518 81.1 94.3 829
7 20 22 Newcastle 437 4.11 2.63 79.0 15.2 1,298 449 76.9 94.2 806
8 18 15 Bristol 481 4.00 2.72 78.8 14.1 1,510 415 83.1 95.5 823
9 2 2 Oxford 580 4.19 2.96 78.4 11.0 2,984 377 91.5 98.9 993
10 7 8 Warwick 509 4.04 2.80 77.7 13.9 1,695 564 81.0 95.7 893
11 23 35 Cardiff 420 4.02 2.69 77.4 13.0 979 369 78.0 95.7 792
12 10 10 Exeter 458 4.22 2.62 76.9 16.6 1,538 636 84.6 96.5 870
13 23 24 Nottingham 439 4.02 2.67 76.8 14.1 1,372 455 78.0 94.0 792
14 3 3 London School of Economics 537 4.04 2.96 76.4 11.8 1,827 491 79.3 96.2 957
15 16 20 Southampton 428 4.04 2.72 75.1 12.8 1,568 485 78.4 92.4 835
16 21 18 Edinburgh 487 3.83 2.75 74.9 13.8 1,511 509 83.7 90.4 804
17 31 29 Queen's, Belfast 390 4.15 2.56 74.6 15.5 1,109 665 72.6 92.2 764
18 30 23 Glasgow 485 4.09 2.59 74.4 15.2 1,500 571 74.5 87.3 771
19 14 12 York 443 4.14 2.78 73.7 15.0 1,332 623 80.0 93.3 849
20 28 25 Manchester 439 3.99 2.82 71.8 13.9 1,242 486 73.8 93.3 773
21 26 26 Sheffield 437 4.10 2.72 71.4 14.9 1,231 445 78.5 93.9 787
22 31 38 Liverpool 412 4.02 2.54 71.2 12.7 1,592 462 76.8 92.5 764
23 23 32 Leeds 431 4.05 2.72 69.1 14.7 1,357 424 81.0 94.4 792
24 36 35 Queen Mary 422 4.07 2.73 68.7 12.0 1,515 531 70.3 90.9 752

Please note that some Universities have missing data. Where the table is ranked by a single measure, the institutions with no data for that measure appear at the bottom.

Since the Subject Tables were published on Monday 12 May, some errors have been brought to our attention which have resulted in a revised set of Subject Tables being posted on Tuesday 27 May. Most changes in rank are small.

Click here for details of the league table methodology; read about how to interpret the league table measures.

Maximum scores:
Student Satisfaction 5.00    Facilities spend N/A
Research Assessment 4.00    Good Honours 100.0
Entry Standards N/A    Graduate Prospects 100.0
Student Staff Ratio N/A    Completion 100.0
Academic Services Spend N/A    Overall Score 1000.0

Reference to the 1994 Group in the 2014 tables and  onwards has been removed following the decision of the group to disband in November 2013.

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