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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
1 1 Cambridge 600 4.17 3.33 89.0 1000
2 2 Oxford 574 4.17 3.34 86.7 998
3 3 London School of Economics 518 3.89 3.35 78.5 940
4 4 Imperial College London 567 4.15 3.36 90.8 938
5 5 St Andrews 520 4.23 3.13 83.2 927
6 5 Durham 524 4.14 3.14 83.6 916
7 11 Loughborough 410 4.26 2.95 83.6 898
8 7 Warwick 485 4.09 3.22 79.5 889
9 9 Lancaster 423 4.17 3.15 82.6 885
10 13 University College London 505 3.95 3.22 82.9 880
11 8 Surrey 431 4.31 2.98 78.7 870
12 11 Bath 478 4.18 3.17 85.1 869
13 10 Exeter 466 4.18 3.08 79.6 855
14 16 East Anglia (UEA) 423 4.17 3.11 70.1 841
15 18 Birmingham 423 4.08 3.07 86.5 832
16 19 Leeds 430 4.16 3.13 78.5 827
17 14 Southampton 417 4.08 3.15 77.9 821
18 21 Sussex 375 4.06 3.01 84.2 818
19 20 Edinburgh 485 3.93 3.18 78.6 807
19 17 York 430 4.14 3.17 75.7 807
21 23 King's College London 462 3.91 3.23 85.7 799
21 25 Nottingham 424 4.06 3.09 81.2 799
23 22 Kent 358 4.12 2.95 76.6 796
24 15 Bristol 476 3.96 3.18 79.5 791
25 28 Manchester 433 4.05 3.16 78.4 773
25 26 Newcastle 430 4.14 3.09 79.3 773
27 29 Reading 371 4.09 3.03 70.2 764
28 27 Sheffield 415 4.14 3.17 75.5 763
29 32 Aston 353 4.17 3.05 78.8 761
29 30 Glasgow 467 4.12 3.10 79.5 761
31 33 Queen Mary, University of London 404 4.12 3.18 73.0 756
32 24 Leicester 390 4.03 2.93 72.1 755
33 36 Queen's, Belfast 385 4.13 2.99 78.4 754
34 37 Heriot-Watt 406 4.12 3.06 77.9 751
35 31 Cardiff 399 4.09 3.27 79.8 747
35 42 Dundee 426 4.19 3.03 79.9 747
37 34 Royal Holloway, University of London 402 4.15 3.09 62.4 743
38 39 Liverpool 383 4.01 3.06 75.8 742
39 47 Stirling 374 3.99 2.96 72.8 730
40 41 City 371 4.20 2.95 78.0 727
40 34 Essex 297 4.22 3.05 63.7 727
42 40 Aberdeen 441 4.00 2.97 76.0 718
43 43 SOAS, University of London 397 3.98 2.82 68.1 714
44 43 St George's, University of London 429 4.00 2.99 93.4 713
45 45 Swansea 311 4.13 3.09 81.1 702
46 60 Harper Adams 338 4.11 2.66 73.7 691
46 46 Keele 350 4.28 2.88 75.6 691
48 38 Strathclyde 470 4.01 3.04 71.7 687
49 51 Lincoln 339 4.09 2.54 70.5 682
50 48 Coventry 316 4.28 2.67 73.8 679
51 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 353 3.98 2.90 55.5 677
52 49 Brunel University London 349 4.06 2.67 63.0 672
53 63 Bradford 321 4.08 2.95 75.0 656
54 54 De Montfort 292 4.14 2.67 76.8 648
55 69 Buckingham 311 4.36 83.3 641
56 54 Bournemouth 321 3.90 2.72 65.8 638
57 73 Manchester Metropolitan 349 4.10 2.74 63.2 637
58 70 Falmouth 310 4.14 2.04 73.5 634
59 60 Northumbria 361 4.11 2.71 66.0 633
59 52 University for the Creative Arts 316 4.08 2.72 51.7 633
61 59 Portsmouth 321 4.14 2.75 66.8 631
62 58 Bangor 342 4.26 2.99 67.2 629
63 53 Nottingham Trent 305 4.15 2.59 66.3 627
64 63 Robert Gordon 385 4.09 2.35 82.8 625
65 54 Oxford Brookes 335 4.15 2.66 68.6 624
66 - Norwich University of the Arts 343 4.15 2.69 63.1 621
67 62 West of England, Bristol 323 4.03 2.70 70.4 614
68 63 Hull 335 4.05 2.70 66.5 606
69 66 Roehampton 275 4.02 2.83 60.0 604
70 66 Ulster 307 4.18 2.91 62.3 600
71 82 Edge Hill 327 4.16 2.22 63.1 599
72 72 Sheffield Hallam 304 4.03 2.76 64.7 598
72 79 Cardiff Metropolitan 315 4.03 3.00 59.0 598
74 68 Liverpool John Moores 342 4.12 2.79 63.0 596
74 86 Winchester 293 4.17 2.32 60.5 596
76 57 Arts University Bournemouth 322 4.07 2.30 61.4 586
76 70 Bath Spa 321 4.20 2.52 54.5 586
78 89 Middlesex 297 4.02 2.58 64.7 580
79 75 Hertfordshire 302 4.01 2.61 74.7 577
80 77 Chichester 298 4.17 2.50 56.9 575
81 74 Huddersfield 331 4.13 2.65 73.6 572
82 83 Glasgow Caledonian 385 3.98 2.67 70.1 568
83 97 Liverpool Hope 307 4.28 2.21 53.4 567
84 90 Plymouth 314 4.08 2.74 60.1 566
85 80 University of the Arts, London 314 3.92 3.12 59.0 561
86 95 Abertay 338 4.04 2.16 65.6 557
87 86 Aberystwyth 289 4.01 2.84 62.3 555
87 83 Northampton 280 4.14 2.09 59.4 555
89 80 Gloucestershire 319 4.06 2.38 55.2 551
90 76 Brighton 301 4.00 2.84 66.6 550
91 94 Derby 302 4.16 2.07 59.1 546
92 92 Edinburgh Napier 337 4.05 2.52 68.6 544
93 78 Queen Margaret 350 4.02 2.65 58.2 540
94 93 Chester 303 4.12 2.08 63.1 539
95 88 Birmingham City 316 3.96 2.64 64.3 535
95 96 Salford 316 4.05 2.54 59.2 535
97 105 Worcester 300 4.09 2.08 63.1 526
98 107 Greenwich 337 4.08 2.33 58.1 525
99 91 Central Lancashire 317 4.06 2.51 62.3 515
99 102 South Wales 321 3.97 2.51 58.4 515
101 100 Westminster 315 3.96 2.74 54.9 503
102 101 Leeds Trinity 284 4.11 2.01 65.8 502
102 85 Royal Agricultural University 301 4.01 1.40 69.7 502
102 116 Sunderland 289 4.10 2.12 62.2 502
105 108 West London 301 3.99 1.92 60.0 498
106 99 York St John 300 4.11 2.04 64.8 490
107 98 Teesside 305 4.13 2.58 59.2 489
108 104 Kingston 288 3.97 2.70 60.6 485
109 103 Staffordshire 242 4.11 2.20 57.7 484
110 115 Anglia Ruskin 254 4.14 2.37 64.7 483
110 118 West of Scotland 316 4.08 2.36 65.1 483
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
114 114 Leeds Beckett 288 3.98 2.16 58.3 446
115 119 London South Bank 254 3.99 2.52 67.4 443
115 122 Southampton Solent 275 4.02 1.63 54.1 443
117 120 Newman 298 4.15 2.13 52.6 442
118 109 St Mary's, Twickenham 291 4.13 1.98 66.6 439
119 117 Bishop Grosseteste 284 4.07 1.96 67.8 437
120 110 Bedfordshire 234 4.08 2.52 57.9 423
121 111 Cumbria 286 3.93 2.13 64.5 422
122 121 Bolton 283 4.10 2.04 59.9 406
123 125 Trinity Saint David 284 3.99 2.39 50.2 396
124 112 St Mark and St John 288 3.92 60.5 379
125 123 Glyndwr 236 4.10 2.15 66.1 378
126 124 East London 277 3.93 2.71 45.2 375
127 126 London Metropolitan 247 4.00 2.44 47.0 321

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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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