University League Table 2015

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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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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 1 Cambridge 614 4.24 2.98 84.7 1000
2 2 Oxford 580 4.19 2.96 78.4 993
6 4 Imperial College London 570 4.08 2.94 88.7 926
3 3 London School of Economics 537 4.04 2.96 76.4 957
5 5 Durham 523 4.14 2.72 82.4 930
4 6 St Andrews 521 4.26 2.72 80.1 941
9 7 University College London 520 3.94 2.84 80.7 876
7 8 Warwick 509 4.04 2.80 77.7 893
8 9 Bath 488 4.24 2.71 83.3 883
21 18 Edinburgh 487 3.83 2.75 74.9 804
30 23 Glasgow 485 4.09 2.59 74.4 771
18 15 Bristol 481 4.00 2.72 78.8 823
41 41 Strathclyde 468 3.96 2.45 73.6 720
28 19 King's College London 466 3.91 2.69 81.8 773
10 10 Exeter 458 4.22 2.62 76.9 870
11 11 Lancaster 445 4.11 2.71 72.7 866
14 12 York 443 4.14 2.78 73.7 849
44 43 Aberdeen 441 4.01 2.57 75.1 696
28 25 Manchester 439 3.99 2.82 71.8 773
23 24 Nottingham 439 4.02 2.67 76.8 792
17 17 Birmingham 438 4.05 2.64 80.3 829
26 26 Sheffield 437 4.10 2.72 71.4 787
20 22 Newcastle 437 4.11 2.63 79.0 806
23 32 Leeds 431 4.05 2.72 69.1 792
16 20 Southampton 428 4.04 2.72 75.1 835
15 20 East Anglia 426 4.21 2.58 68.3 839
33 40 Heriot-Watt 422 4.17 2.48 77.7 759
36 35 Queen Mary 422 4.07 2.73 68.7 752
23 35 Cardiff 420 4.02 2.69 77.4 792
46 34 St George's, University of London 417 3.78 2.28 87.3 687
12 13 Surrey 416 4.19 2.58 74.9 862
35 33 SOAS 415 4.00 2.60 66.4 755
31 38 Liverpool 412 4.02 2.54 71.2 764
38 31 Sussex 406 4.03 2.61 54.2 748
13 14 Loughborough 406 4.10 2.62 75.3 851
49 47 Dundee 402 4.01 2.54 71.8 676
33 30 Royal Holloway 402 4.10 2.67 63.6 759
19 16 Leicester 400 4.12 2.45 71.6 815
40 42 City 390 4.05 2.48 70.6 728
31 29 Queen's, Belfast 390 4.15 2.56 74.6 764
43 45 Keele 380 4.18 2.41 67.6 698
54 53 Robert Gordon 379 4.03 2.06 81.4 656
45 49 Stirling 379 4.02 2.41 63.0 691
27 27 Aston 378 4.14 2.43 73.0 774
37 37 Reading 375 4.09 2.53 68.6 750
22 28 Kent 369 4.08 2.60 70.6 798
72 80 Glasgow Caledonian 366 3.93 2.01 65.0 609
58 64 Northumbria 362 4.02 2.15 61.4 645
48 45 Oxford Brookes 361 4.07 2.20 63.4 680
47 44 Brunel 351 4.08 2.32 60.0 684
84 89 Harper Adams 342 4.09 1.95 67.3 582
50 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 340 4.09 2.58 52.4 675
73 88 Manchester Metropolitan 340 3.98 2.16 57.6 608
60 53 Hertfordshire 340 3.89 2.40 62.2 639
39 39 Essex 339 4.19 2.77 51.4 731
80 90 Queen Margaret 339 3.97 1.37 69.6 587
101 98 Edinburgh Napier 339 3.97 1.83 62.3 534
42 48 Swansea 338 4.00 2.43 77.3 714
53 56 West of England, Bristol 337 4.02 2.20 67.5 661
55 52 Lincoln 336 4.05 1.90 68.1 654
90 92 Central Lancashire 332 4.01 1.96 53.6 566
65 59 Bournemouth 331 3.91 2.18 63.4 621
66 67 University of the Arts, London 330 3.90 2.49 53.3 618
69 79 Bath Spa 329 4.05 1.89 56.8 614
84 78 Salford 328 3.91 2.36 59.1 582
66 53 Hull 327 4.09 2.37 54.4 618
81 82 Liverpool John Moores 327 4.04 2.15 54.2 586
70 63 Huddersfield 326 4.12 2.10 67.4 613
91 111 Abertay 325 3.92 1.83 65.8 563
57 75 Arts University Bournemouth 325 4.13 1.20 68.4 652
61 57 Buckingham 325 4.34 83.1 638
87 70 Aberystwyth 324 3.90 2.48 53.5 580
62 86 University for the Creative Arts 320 3.84 1.90 51.0 635
100 - South Wales 319 3.96 2.09 55.5 536
66 76 Sheffield Hallam 318 3.95 2.05 57.3 618
59 69 Winchester 318 4.14 2.16 52.0 644
77 82 Bradford 317 4.00 2.34 69.5 602
52 61 Nottingham Trent 316 4.03 2.16 61.1 665
96 97 Teesside 316 4.10 1.99 53.6 540
82 66 Birmingham City 314 3.99 2.31 61.8 585
96 87 Westminster 314 3.89 2.23 52.8 540
79 71 Plymouth 313 4.03 2.18 57.0 589
63 68 Portsmouth 311 4.05 2.24 63.2 632
71 81 De Montfort 310 4.02 2.32 52.4 610
55 60 Falmouth 310 3.94 2.20 60.1 654
84 74 Ulster 310 4.08 2.48 49.3 582
73 73 Brighton 310 4.05 2.37 58.4 608
51 58 Coventry 309 4.20 1.85 70.5 672
89 85 Edge Hill 306 4.15 1.50 59.6 569
83 51 Royal Agricultural University 305 3.91 1.50 57.4 584
64 64 Bangor 305 4.07 2.43 61.9 627
99 95 Greenwich 304 4.06 1.90 52.5 538
76 76 Chichester 303 4.10 1.96 58.8 606
95 99 York St John 302 4.14 1.40 61.1 544
98 96 Cardiff Metropolitan 301 4.03 1.88 50.4 539
78 71 Chester 301 4.11 1.74 68.6 594
106 106 Newman 300 4.15 1.52 59.6 512
87 103 Derby 299 4.13 1.96 55.1 580
108 110 Sunderland 298 4.02 1.86 49.2 509
104 109 Worcester 297 4.00 1.54 62.9 518
107 101 Kingston 295 3.89 2.04 56.4 510
119 120 West of Scotland 293 3.95 1.84 56.2 426
114 113 Southampton Solent 293 3.86 1.49 48.1 475
91 94 Gloucestershire 288 3.97 1.72 60.1 563
112 112 Cumbria 285 4.04 1.23 58.8 487
94 93 Middlesex 284 4.01 2.18 52.3 556
93 84 Roehampton 283 4.01 2.20 52.3 558
73 62 Northampton 280 4.14 1.69 57.2 608
113 108 Leeds Trinity 277 4.06 1.86 57.9 486
102 101 Leeds Metropolitan 277 3.93 2.05 59.9 531
118 116 Bishop Grosseteste 272 4.14 1.19 66.4 429
110 115 Glyndwr 271 4.11 1.69 60.6 496
109 116 St Mark and St John 271 4.14 1.08 63.5 502
103 99 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.01 1.79 57.6 526
122 124 East London 269 3.96 2.24 42.7 372
105 113 Staffordshire 268 4.02 1.62 53.6 513
121 121 Bolton 266 3.98 1.75 52.9 411
110 118 West London 250 3.96 1.67 62.1 496
116 105 Anglia Ruskin 248 3.95 2.07 60.7 445
115 104 Buckinghamshire New 247 3.87 1.67 42.9 460
123 121 London Metropolitan 232 3.83 1.84 44.6 329
120 119 London South Bank 231 3.91 2.24 55.0 421
117 107 Bedfordshire 225 3.92 2.09 53.1 439

To see all of the league table columns a full table view is available.

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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