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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 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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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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Green Score
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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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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2011 2010
1 1 1 Oxford 532 4.11 2.96 82.8 10.8 2,909 469 91.8 98.4 23.5 1000
2 2 2 Cambridge 547 4.10 2.98 82.3 11.7 1,859 693 87.3 98.6 23.5 940
3 3 3 Imperial College London 504 3.81 2.94 88.9 10.5 3,182 648 72.7 95.1 22.5 938
4 4 5 Durham 468 3.98 2.72 77.8 15.9 1,141 776 79.0 97.8 32.0 847
5 5 4 London School of Economics 494 3.76 2.96 81.9 14.0 1,563 304 76.5 95.3 39.5 831
6 6 7 St Andrews 455 4.15 2.72 74.4 13.1 1,269 388 85.6 95.0 33.5 820
7 7 6 Warwick 464 3.92 2.80 77.9 13.3 1,555 402 79.9 95.3 28.0 814
8 8 12 Lancaster 393 3.98 2.71 77.6 13.5 1,134 534 68.3 94.1 28.0 810
9 9 8 University College London 458 3.91 2.84 80.8 8.9 1,724 225 81.0 94.8 31.5 800
10 10 9 York 423 4.05 2.78 71.5 14.0 1,286 469 75.3 94.9 31.5 786
11 11 11 Edinburgh 439 3.71 2.75 76.2 13.4 1,795 399 80.2 92.0 40.5 775
12 12 9 Bath 451 3.94 2.71 80.9 15.9 1,028 441 74.2 94.8 26.0 765
13 13 17 King's College London 421 3.82 2.69 80.5 11.3 1,588 329 75.6 94.1 19.5 755
14 14 13 Southampton 407 3.89 2.72 76.3 13.5 1,310 472 74.4 92.6 28.5 750
15 15 15 SOAS 387 3.83 2.60 73.1 11.1 1,623 247 73.1 88.0 21.0 749
16 16 16 Bristol 448 3.85 2.72 78.3 13.8 1,555 332 78.6 95.2 33.5 740
17 17 13 Aston 364 3.89 2.43 75.2 18.1 870 682 70.1 91.5 44.5 737
18 18 19 Nottingham 412 3.89 2.67 75.7 13.9 1,051 417 75.0 94.4 31.0 732
19 19 25 Sussex 371 3.95 2.61 72.6 15.4 961 372 80.0 90.8 29.5 730
20 20 - Buckingham 287 4.32 85.2 9.1 575 545 48.1 87.8 727
21 21 18 Loughborough 370 4.14 2.62 71.3 18.3 739 502 69.9 93.9 33.0 725
22 22 20 Leicester 374 4.14 2.45 74.2 16.3 1,113 491 71.6 92.6 26.0 724
23 23 27 Birmingham 404 3.93 2.64 69.9 15.6 1,369 445 72.2 93.4 33.0 719
24 24 21 Exeter 408 4.09 2.62 66.8 18.3 1,025 431 79.6 95.8 37.5 718
25 25 21 Sheffield 411 3.96 2.72 72.3 14.3 1,066 369 72.8 92.1 24.5 709
26 26 26 Glasgow 399 4.01 2.59 72.1 14.2 1,119 577 70.3 84.3 32.0 708
27 27 28 Leeds 397 3.86 2.72 70.5 14.7 907 485 74.2 92.7 37.0 706
28 28 32 East Anglia 366 4.08 2.58 69.1 15.5 1,076 459 71.2 90.4 32.0 703
29 29 24 Newcastle 399 3.94 2.63 72.4 15.1 1,143 413 72.0 92.9 22.0 700
30 30 23 Royal Holloway 366 3.93 2.67 62.7 14.9 955 410 70.9 93.2 29.5 693
31 31 28 Manchester 416 3.68 2.82 71.1 14.9 1,227 421 70.3 92.4 28.0 685
32 32 34 Liverpool 403 3.81 2.54 70.6 12.7 1,496 329 71.1 89.6 29.0 680
33 33 31 Surrey 372 3.87 2.58 79.6 18.0 971 378 68.1 83.5 28.0 668
34 34 39 Heriot-Watt 338 3.75 2.48 74.7 17.0 984 559 68.6 82.5 23.5 665
35 35 33 Queen's, Belfast 368 3.79 2.56 74.7 15.3 1,085 578 68.5 85.3 28.0 663
36 35 40 Strathclyde 388 3.87 2.45 75.5 17.8 1,224 286 71.7 84.7 15.5 663
37 37 30 Essex 311 3.89 2.77 60.2 13.9 1,127 442 58.3 86.5 25.0 656
38 38 38 Kent 319 3.98 2.60 68.6 14.8 815 370 63.9 86.9 23.5 654
39 39 43 Queen Mary 354 3.90 2.73 76.0 13.2 924 407 64.6 89.6 24.0 650
40 40 34 Reading 350 3.91 2.53 66.0 16.6 750 331 69.8 91.8 27.0 641
41 41 36 Cardiff 392 3.80 2.69 72.8 15.1 1,020 261 69.0 93.4 26.0 639
42 41 45 Hertfordshire 241 3.82 2.40 62.9 16.2 789 968 59.5 81.4 45.5 639
43 43 42 Keele 302 3.94 2.41 68.3 13.3 739 393 65.6 88.5 25.5 636
44 44 47 Aberdeen 357 3.97 2.57 76.8 14.9 1,023 254 67.6 80.0 33.0 632
45 45 49 Dundee 344 3.98 2.54 68.6 14.6 1,039 296 68.4 79.5 31.5 625
46 46 41 Brunel 315 3.76 2.32 66.1 20.0 977 485 66.8 86.2 21.0 618
47 47 55 Aberystwyth 292 4.05 2.48 61.5 16.0 855 389 60.1 85.9 24.0 611
48 47 44 City 340 3.74 2.48 79.4 18.8 917 330 68.2 82.7 32.5 611
49 49 46 Nottingham Trent 274 3.84 2.16 71.0 18.8 827 491 55.1 85.6 44.5 603
50 50 53 Oxford Brookes 309 3.90 2.20 67.0 17.9 732 440 66.8 85.6 43.5 600
51 51 50 Robert Gordon 314 3.89 2.06 83.4 19.2 919 295 56.9 83.5 29.5 595
52 52 47 Stirling 314 3.98 2.41 67.6 17.0 933 182 65.5 82.9 22.5 592
53 53 67 Chichester 270 4.07 1.96 59.9 15.9 670 419 50.2 87.0 25.5 567
54 54 51 Ulster 269 3.84 2.48 58.9 16.3 1,104 394 61.2 77.8 22.0 564
55 55 54 Bournemouth 297 3.80 2.18 70.8 24.2 945 227 61.5 85.3 38.5 563
56 56 52 Hull 290 4.01 2.37 70.0 19.8 844 310 58.0 82.5 23.0 561
57 57 37 Goldsmiths College 318 3.84 2.58 56.7 16.8 674 184 66.0 82.4 23.5 559
58 58 59 Birmingham City 254 3.78 2.31 69.1 19.0 844 583 56.2 77.4 35.5 552
59 59 65 UWIC, Cardiff 260 3.87 1.88 61.1 20.1 863 469 54.5 82.5 27.5 549
60 60 56 Swansea 299 3.90 2.43 58.4 15.4 846 302 56.0 88.1 19.0 547
61 61 57 Bradford 275 3.84 2.34 71.1 16.0 866 278 62.2 79.7 43.5 540
62 62 72 Gloucestershire 255 3.86 1.72 60.3 19.7 946 339 60.9 81.9 48.0 537
63 63 64 Bangor 284 3.94 2.43 59.6 17.3 854 236 56.9 86.4 39.0 536
64 64 58 Northumbria 299 3.83 2.15 70.5 21.4 779 264 56.2 85.8 26.5 535
65 65 65 De Montfort 247 3.88 2.32 69.4 16.5 799 247 51.5 82.0 33.0 533
66 65 67 Plymouth 279 3.82 2.18 57.7 15.6 821 299 61.8 83.9 51.0 533
67 67 84 Huddersfield 272 3.89 2.10 61.1 15.9 891 271 57.3 77.6 43.0 529
68 68 67 Sheffield Hallam 274 3.70 2.05 63.0 19.0 726 235 63.0 85.2 33.0 528
69 68 61 West of England, Bristol 273 3.85 2.20 60.0 19.6 746 383 62.9 81.1 39.0 528
70 70 60 University of the Arts London 280 3.57 2.49 56.2 20.0 806 146 60.5 85.7 27.0 525
71 71 78 Lincoln 273 3.94 1.90 60.6 20.3 771 255 56.2 83.5 26.5 523
72 72 79 Central Lancashire 263 3.91 1.96 61.0 17.1 939 483 49.7 73.9 45.0 522
73 73 63 Brighton 281 3.84 2.37 61.6 19.7 591 279 58.9 83.5 34.0 512
74 74 73 Edinburgh Napier 264 3.80 1.83 72.0 19.2 838 180 63.9 75.7 35.5 511
75 75 85 Coventry 274 3.77 1.85 64.2 18.7 811 295 64.9 76.4 31.0 507
76 76 70 Winchester 270 3.89 2.16 51.6 17.8 587 291 57.5 85.5 36.0 504
77 77 86 Queen Margaret 299 3.87 1.37 66.3 20.3 892 124 63.4 79.5 13.0 503
78 78 91 York St John 280 3.87 1.40 57.1 20.2 927 323 56.2 85.5 22.5 502
79 79 75 Glasgow Caledonian 328 3.85 2.01 62.6 23.9 931 166 66.0 79.7 37.0 498
80 80 80 Staffordshire 241 3.83 1.62 67.4 19.6 833 340 50.8 79.7 22.0 497
81 81 90 Chester 268 3.87 1.74 65.6 18.4 586 234 56.7 78.9 31.5 496
82 81 108 Cumbria 274 3.76 1.23 67.2 15.4 936 221 50.6 82.6 10.5 496
83 83 82 Bath Spa 283 3.95 1.89 55.1 26.5 425 158 65.9 90.4 42.0 484
84 84 80 Kingston 235 3.79 2.04 57.7 20.2 708 347 60.7 81.6 39.5 477
85 85 97 Leeds Metropolitan 263 3.61 2.05 67.2 23.0 738 257 53.4 81.3 41.5 475
86 86 94 Glamorgan 271 3.80 2.04 56.1 17.9 835 334 56.0 69.8 472
87 87 87 Roehampton 245 3.76 2.20 57.7 19.2 1,087 199 52.2 82.2 32.5 469
88 88 109 Edge Hill 259 3.94 1.50 63.9 18.0 1,106 167 47.6 79.0 23.0 468
89 89 82 Manchester Metropolitan 268 3.74 2.16 57.5 20.0 822 265 57.2 78.9 36.5 466
90 89 62 Portsmouth 273 3.94 2.24 54.6 20.6 935 226 51.3 82.9 31.0 466
91 89 94 University of Wales, Newport 249 3.87 2.42 58.7 23.0 597 380 52.5 79.3 466
92 92 99 Glyndwr 232 3.88 1.69 62.6 21.1 992 421 52.8 77.3 6.5 464
93 93 93 Sunderland 232 3.92 1.86 58.6 16.7 569 338 48.6 76.1 26.0 462
94 94 89 Westminster 267 3.62 2.23 53.2 16.4 711 254 52.7 79.4 26.0 461
95 95 98 Thames Valley 201 3.73 1.67 59.6 14.7 1,027 396 49.2 67.2 17.0 460
96 96 76 Salford 266 3.76 2.36 59.8 18.7 762 299 52.3 74.6 15.0 459
97 97 88 Middlesex 184 3.64 2.18 56.5 23.6 1,597 449 50.3 75.8 11.0 455
98 98 95 Abertay Dundee 256 3.87 1.83 56.6 21.4 1,099 307 54.0 70.1 17.0 453
99 99 77 Lampeter 262 4.01 2.11 57.2 18.6 714 213 53.6 73.1 37.5 448
100 100 104 Northampton 240 3.86 1.69 54.9 21.3 821 214 57.6 80.6 27.5 446
101 101 73 Bedfordshire 200 3.84 2.09 60.2 19.3 413 471 44.5 82.6 14.0 442
102 102 104 Liverpool John Moores 246 3.81 2.15 54.2 20.0 852 235 53.6 77.3 33.0 432
103 102 95 Worcester 260 3.85 1.54 62.4 21.0 752 128 52.1 79.9 39.0 432
104 104 101 Derby 237 3.84 1.96 56.8 19.8 1,075 245 46.2 74.2 31.5 422
105 105 92 Teesside 258 3.95 1.99 60.0 20.1 716 226 53.5 71.2 23.0 420
106 106 - Anglia Ruskin 254 3.64 2.07 58.5 19.8 784 205 55.4 75.7 42.5 415
107 106 107 Canterbury Christ Church 247 3.87 1.79 64.7 21.0 615 181 49.2 80.5 30.5 415
108 108 103 Buckinghamshire New 207 3.72 1.67 45.7 20.6 590 662 43.8 77.9 19.5 404
109 109 71 University for the Creative Arts 264 3.58 1.90 45.3 36.7 1,277 317 50.0 83.8 401
110 110 111 Greenwich 241 3.93 1.90 59.7 25.5 644 255 47.4 75.8 29.0 392
111 111 110 Southampton Solent 241 3.73 1.49 49.2 22.2 687 325 42.3 75.1 20.0 376
112 112 112 Bolton 209 3.76 1.75 56.5 18.5 459 304 48.5 62.6 12.0 363
113 113 106 East London 187 3.66 2.24 52.9 23.3 743 320 46.4 79.4 28.5 362
114 114 113 London South Bank 192 3.76 2.24 58.5 24.4 793 165 45.8 66.4 38.5 293
115 115 - London Metropolitan 212 3.57 1.84 46.0 19.8 729 156 48.9 66.1 23.5 292

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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
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