University League Table 2017

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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 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 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
44 43 St George's, University of London 429 4.00 2.99 93.4 713
4 4 Imperial College London 567 4.15 3.36 90.8 938
1 1 Cambridge 600 4.17 3.33 89.0 1000
2 2 Oxford 574 4.17 3.34 86.7 998
15 18 Birmingham 423 4.08 3.07 86.5 832
21 23 King's College London 462 3.91 3.23 85.7 799
11 11 Bath 478 4.18 3.17 85.1 870
18 21 Sussex 375 4.06 3.01 84.2 817
6 5 Durham 524 4.14 3.14 83.6 916
7 11 Loughborough 410 4.26 2.95 83.6 897
55 69 Buckingham 311 4.36 83.3 641
5 5 St Andrews 520 4.23 3.13 83.2 927
10 13 University College London 505 3.95 3.22 82.9 880
64 63 Robert Gordon 385 4.09 2.35 82.8 625
9 9 Lancaster 423 4.17 3.15 82.6 885
21 25 Nottingham 424 4.06 3.09 81.2 799
45 45 Swansea 311 4.13 3.09 81.1 702
35 42 Dundee 426 4.19 3.03 79.9 747
35 31 Cardiff 399 4.09 3.27 79.8 747
13 10 Exeter 466 4.18 3.08 79.6 855
8 7 Warwick 485 4.09 3.22 79.5 889
29 30 Glasgow 467 4.12 3.10 79.5 762
24 15 Bristol 476 3.96 3.18 79.5 791
25 26 Newcastle 430 4.14 3.09 79.3 773
30 32 Aston 353 4.17 3.05 78.8 761
11 8 Surrey 431 4.31 2.98 78.7 870
19 20 Edinburgh 485 3.93 3.18 78.6 808
3 3 London School of Economics 518 3.89 3.35 78.5 940
16 19 Leeds 430 4.16 3.13 78.5 827
25 28 Manchester 433 4.05 3.16 78.4 773
33 36 Queen's, Belfast 385 4.13 2.99 78.4 754
40 41 City, University of London 371 4.20 2.95 78.0 727
34 37 Heriot-Watt 406 4.12 3.06 77.9 751
17 14 Southampton 417 4.08 3.15 77.9 821
54 54 De Montfort 292 4.14 2.67 76.8 648
23 22 Kent 358 4.12 2.95 76.6 796
42 40 Aberdeen 441 4.00 2.97 76.0 718
38 39 Liverpool 383 4.01 3.06 75.8 742
20 17 York 430 4.14 3.17 75.7 807
46 46 Keele 350 4.28 2.88 75.6 691
27 27 Sheffield 415 4.14 3.17 75.5 764
53 63 Bradford 321 4.08 2.95 75.0 656
79 75 Hertfordshire 302 4.01 2.61 74.7 577
50 48 Coventry 316 4.28 2.67 73.8 679
46 60 Harper Adams 338 4.11 2.66 73.7 691
81 74 Huddersfield 331 4.13 2.65 73.6 572
58 70 Falmouth 310 4.14 2.04 73.5 634
31 33 Queen Mary, University of London 404 4.12 3.18 73.0 756
39 47 Stirling 374 3.99 2.96 72.8 730
32 24 Leicester 390 4.03 2.93 72.1 755
48 38 Strathclyde 470 4.01 3.04 71.7 688
49 51 Lincoln 339 4.09 2.54 70.5 683
67 62 West of England, Bristol 323 4.03 2.70 70.4 614
27 29 Reading 371 4.09 3.03 70.2 764
14 16 East Anglia (UEA) 423 4.17 3.11 70.1 841
82 83 Glasgow Caledonian 385 3.98 2.67 70.1 568
103 85 Royal Agricultural University 301 4.01 1.40 69.7 502
65 54 Oxford Brookes 335 4.15 2.66 68.6 624
92 92 Edinburgh Napier 337 4.05 2.52 68.6 544
43 43 SOAS University of London 397 3.98 2.82 68.1 714
119 117 Bishop Grosseteste 284 4.07 1.96 67.8 438
115 119 London South Bank 254 3.99 2.52 67.4 443
62 58 Bangor 342 4.26 2.99 67.2 629
61 59 Portsmouth 321 4.14 2.75 66.8 631
90 76 Brighton 301 4.00 2.84 66.6 550
118 109 St Mary's, Twickenham 291 4.13 1.98 66.6 440
68 63 Hull 335 4.05 2.70 66.5 606
63 53 Nottingham Trent 305 4.15 2.59 66.3 627
125 123 Glyndwr 236 4.10 2.15 66.1 378
59 60 Northumbria 361 4.11 2.71 66.0 633
103 101 Leeds Trinity 284 4.11 2.01 65.8 502
56 54 Bournemouth 321 3.90 2.72 65.8 638
86 95 Abertay 338 4.04 2.16 65.6 557
110 118 West of Scotland 316 4.08 2.36 65.1 483
107 99 York St John 300 4.11 2.04 64.8 490
72 72 Sheffield Hallam 304 4.03 2.76 64.7 598
110 115 Anglia Ruskin 254 4.14 2.37 64.7 483
78 89 Middlesex 297 4.02 2.58 64.7 580
121 111 Cumbria 286 3.93 2.13 64.5 422
95 88 Birmingham City 316 3.96 2.64 64.3 535
41 34 Essex 297 4.22 3.05 63.7 726
57 73 Manchester Metropolitan 349 4.10 2.74 63.2 637
94 93 Chester 303 4.12 2.08 63.1 539
97 105 Worcester 300 4.09 2.08 63.1 526
71 82 Edge Hill 327 4.16 2.22 63.1 599
66 - Norwich University of the Arts 343 4.15 2.69 63.1 621
52 49 Brunel University London 349 4.06 2.67 63.0 672
74 68 Liverpool John Moores 342 4.12 2.79 63.0 596
37 34 Royal Holloway, University of London 402 4.15 3.09 62.4 743
87 86 Aberystwyth 289 4.01 2.84 62.3 555
99 91 Central Lancashire 317 4.06 2.51 62.3 515
70 66 Ulster 307 4.18 2.91 62.3 600
103 116 Sunderland 289 4.10 2.12 62.2 502
76 57 Arts University Bournemouth 322 4.07 2.30 61.4 586
109 104 Kingston 288 3.97 2.70 60.6 485
74 86 Winchester 293 4.17 2.32 60.5 596
124 112 St Mark and St John 288 3.92 60.5 379
84 90 Plymouth 314 4.08 2.74 60.1 566
69 66 Roehampton 275 4.02 2.83 60.0 604
106 108 West London 301 3.99 1.92 60.0 498
122 121 Bolton 283 4.10 2.04 59.9 406
87 83 Northampton 280 4.14 2.09 59.4 555
95 96 Salford 316 4.05 2.54 59.2 535
107 98 Teesside 305 4.13 2.58 59.2 490
91 94 Derby 302 4.16 2.07 59.1 546
85 80 University of the Arts, London 314 3.92 3.12 59.0 561
72 79 Cardiff Metropolitan 315 4.03 3.00 59.0 598
99 102 South Wales 321 3.97 2.51 58.4 515
114 114 Leeds Beckett 288 3.98 2.16 58.3 446
93 78 Queen Margaret 350 4.02 2.65 58.2 540
98 107 Greenwich 337 4.08 2.33 58.1 525
120 110 Bedfordshire 234 4.08 2.52 57.9 423
101 103 Staffordshire 274 4.11 2.20 57.7 506
112 106 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.02 2.38 57.6 475
113 113 Buckinghamshire New 256 4.07 2.19 57.1 460
80 77 Chichester 298 4.17 2.50 56.9 575
51 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 353 3.98 2.90 55.5 677
89 80 Gloucestershire 319 4.06 2.38 55.2 551
102 100 Westminster 315 3.96 2.74 54.9 503
76 70 Bath Spa 321 4.20 2.52 54.5 586
115 122 Southampton Solent 275 4.02 1.63 54.1 443
83 97 Liverpool Hope 307 4.28 2.21 53.4 567
117 120 Newman 298 4.15 2.13 52.6 442
59 52 University for the Creative Arts 316 4.08 2.72 51.7 633
123 125 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 284 3.99 2.39 50.2 397
127 126 London Metropolitan 247 4.00 2.44 47.0 322
126 124 East London 277 3.93 2.71 45.2 376

Maximum scores for each measure

Entry standards N/A Facilities spend N/A
Student satisfaction 5.00 Good honours 100.0
Research quality 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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