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University League Table 2017

  • Table

    Universities
  • Year

    2017
  • Region

    All
  • Group

    Russell Group
  • Order by

    CUG Score

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 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 entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment (quality and intensity), graduate prospects, student–staff ratio, academic services spend, facilities spend, good honours, and degree completion. The green score is not used in the league table calculations.

Maximum score: 1000

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2017 2016 Quality
Research Assessment Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

Maximum score: 4.00

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Intensity
Research Assessment Intensity
A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

Maximum score: 1.00

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1 1 1 Cambridge 600 4.17 3.33 0.95 89.0 11.0 2,628 800 91.0 98.6 1000
2 2 2 Oxford 574 4.17 3.34 0.87 86.7 10.5 2,700 509 92.4 97.7 998
3 3 3 London School of Economics 518 3.89 3.35 0.85 78.5 11.6 2,105 553 86.6 97.6 940
4 4 4 Imperial College London 567 4.15 3.36 0.92 90.8 11.1 2,309 722 86.5 96.4 938
5 6 5 Durham 524 4.14 3.14 0.79 83.6 14.7 1,542 1,048 89.4 95.6 916
6 8 7 Warwick 485 4.09 3.22 0.83 79.5 12.5 1,826 694 82.7 94.9 889
7 10 13 University College London 505 3.95 3.22 0.91 82.9 10.2 2,212 247 89.0 95.6 880
8 13 10 Exeter 466 4.18 3.08 0.82 79.6 15.8 1,689 718 84.8 96.0 855
9 15 18 Birmingham 423 4.08 3.07 0.81 86.5 14.0 1,883 543 86.1 94.8 832
10 16 19 Leeds 430 4.16 3.13 0.75 78.5 13.5 1,970 504 83.3 93.6 827
11 17 14 Southampton 417 4.08 3.15 0.90 77.9 12.0 1,694 504 80.1 91.8 821
12 19 20 Edinburgh 485 3.93 3.18 0.83 78.6 12.0 1,436 567 84.5 91.2 807
13 19 17 York 430 4.14 3.17 0.75 75.7 14.5 1,441 664 80.5 93.3 807
14 21 23 King's College London 462 3.91 3.23 0.80 85.7 11.7 1,499 597 83.4 94.0 799
15 21 25 Nottingham 424 4.06 3.09 0.79 81.2 13.2 1,594 610 80.5 93.7 799
16 24 15 Bristol 476 3.96 3.18 0.91 79.5 13.8 1,453 462 87.9 95.1 791
17 25 28 Manchester 433 4.05 3.16 0.78 78.4 13.4 1,513 591 76.2 93.0 773
18 25 26 Newcastle 430 4.14 3.09 0.80 79.3 15.5 1,352 459 81.3 94.9 773
19 28 27 Sheffield 415 4.14 3.17 0.74 75.5 14.6 1,540 506 79.5 94.4 763
20 29 30 Glasgow 467 4.12 3.10 0.84 79.5 14.5 1,702 509 79.3 88.4 761
21 31 33 Queen Mary, University of London 404 4.12 3.18 0.74 73.0 11.9 1,548 816 74.3 90.4 756
22 33 36 Queen's, Belfast 385 4.13 2.99 0.95 78.4 15.1 1,266 748 78.3 92.6 754
23 35 31 Cardiff 399 4.09 3.27 0.62 79.8 13.7 1,245 535 76.0 92.6 747
24 38 39 Liverpool 383 4.01 3.06 0.70 75.8 11.8 1,685 472 75.8 91.8 742

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.

Read the league table methodology and how to use the tables.

Maximum scores:      
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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