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 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 Cambridge 600 4.17 3.33 0.95 89.0 11.0 2,628 800 91.0 98.6 1000
2 2 Oxford 574 4.17 3.34 0.87 86.7 10.5 2,700 509 92.4 97.7 998
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 Imperial College London 567 4.15 3.36 0.92 90.8 11.1 2,309 722 86.5 96.4 938
5 5 St Andrews 520 4.23 3.13 0.82 83.2 11.6 2,015 496 90.7 95.5 927
6 5 Durham 524 4.14 3.14 0.79 83.6 14.7 1,542 1,048 89.4 95.6 916
7 11 Loughborough 410 4.26 2.95 0.88 83.6 14.6 1,507 1,060 81.7 94.9 897
8 7 Warwick 485 4.09 3.22 0.83 79.5 12.5 1,826 694 82.7 94.9 889
9 9 Lancaster 423 4.17 3.15 0.77 82.6 13.4 1,821 892 76.8 92.9 885
10 13 University College London 505 3.95 3.22 0.91 82.9 10.2 2,212 247 89.0 95.6 880
11 8 Surrey 431 4.31 2.98 0.73 78.7 13.9 1,805 737 80.7 91.6 870
11 11 Bath 478 4.18 3.17 0.74 85.1 15.5 1,578 475 84.5 96.4 870
13 10 Exeter 466 4.18 3.08 0.82 79.6 15.8 1,689 718 84.8 96.0 855
14 16 East Anglia (UEA) 423 4.17 3.11 0.75 70.1 13.2 1,551 1,119 83.4 92.1 841
15 18 Birmingham 423 4.08 3.07 0.81 86.5 14.0 1,883 543 86.1 94.8 832
16 19 Leeds 430 4.16 3.13 0.75 78.5 13.5 1,970 504 83.3 93.6 827
17 14 Southampton 417 4.08 3.15 0.90 77.9 12.0 1,694 504 80.1 91.8 821
18 21 Sussex 375 4.06 3.01 0.73 84.2 15.3 1,719 892 79.1 91.1 817
19 20 Edinburgh 485 3.93 3.18 0.83 78.6 12.0 1,436 567 84.5 91.2 808
20 17 York 430 4.14 3.17 0.75 75.7 14.5 1,441 664 80.5 93.3 807
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
21 25 Nottingham 424 4.06 3.09 0.79 81.2 13.2 1,594 610 80.5 93.7 799
23 22 Kent 358 4.12 2.95 0.85 76.6 12.7 1,060 543 80.1 91.6 796
24 15 Bristol 476 3.96 3.18 0.91 79.5 13.8 1,453 462 87.9 95.1 791
25 28 Manchester 433 4.05 3.16 0.78 78.4 13.4 1,513 591 76.2 93.0 773
25 26 Newcastle 430 4.14 3.09 0.80 79.3 15.5 1,352 459 81.3 94.9 773
27 29 Reading 371 4.09 3.03 0.83 70.2 14.7 1,493 466 80.6 92.2 764
27 27 Sheffield 415 4.14 3.17 0.74 75.5 14.6 1,540 506 79.5 94.4 764
29 30 Glasgow 467 4.12 3.10 0.84 79.5 14.5 1,702 509 79.3 88.4 762
30 32 Aston 353 4.17 3.05 0.57 78.8 19.0 1,416 601 86.2 93.7 761
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
32 24 Leicester 390 4.03 2.93 0.78 72.1 12.9 1,807 837 77.2 91.8 755
33 36 Queen's, Belfast 385 4.13 2.99 0.95 78.4 15.1 1,266 748 78.3 92.6 754
34 37 Heriot-Watt 406 4.12 3.06 0.82 77.9 15.6 1,352 901 75.5 84.5 751
35 31 Cardiff 399 4.09 3.27 0.62 79.8 13.7 1,245 535 76.0 92.6 747
35 42 Dundee 426 4.19 3.03 0.68 79.9 12.6 1,309 386 77.8 86.4 747
37 34 Royal Holloway, University of London 402 4.15 3.09 0.77 62.4 15.3 1,171 595 75.6 93.7 743
38 39 Liverpool 383 4.01 3.06 0.70 75.8 11.8 1,685 472 75.8 91.8 742
39 47 Stirling 374 3.99 2.96 0.74 72.8 14.9 1,011 667 83.7 86.5 730
40 41 City 371 4.20 2.95 0.53 78.0 16.6 1,790 556 71.8 85.5 727
41 34 Essex 297 4.22 3.05 0.82 63.7 16.5 1,578 1,086 74.3 88.3 726
42 40 Aberdeen 441 4.00 2.97 0.73 76.0 13.5 1,552 672 77.9 84.3 718
43 43 SOAS, University of London 397 3.98 2.82 0.76 68.1 11.1 1,883 272 79.9 84.2 714
44 43 St George's, University of London 429 4.00 2.99 0.52 93.4 12.8 3,326 129 74.4 94.8 713
45 45 Swansea 311 4.13 3.09 0.71 81.1 14.7 1,387 493 76.1 90.0 702
46 46 Keele 350 4.28 2.88 0.59 75.6 13.2 1,048 537 67.2 89.1 691
46 60 Harper Adams 338 4.11 2.66 0.23 73.7 15.4 1,418 1,098 63.2 88.7 691
48 38 Strathclyde 470 4.01 3.04 0.84 71.7 19.4 1,453 310 77.8 87.2 688
49 51 Lincoln 339 4.09 2.54 0.39 70.5 15.7 1,161 556 67.7 89.3 683
50 48 Coventry 316 4.28 2.67 0.13 73.8 14.6 1,273 535 70.1 84.3 679
51 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 353 3.98 2.90 0.85 55.5 13.8 1,198 441 80.6 83.9 677
52 49 Brunel University London 349 4.06 2.67 0.85 63.0 15.7 1,452 542 72.2 87.4 672
53 63 Bradford 321 4.08 2.95 0.23 75.0 16.0 1,298 691 75.4 84.1 656
54 54 De Montfort 292 4.14 2.67 0.30 76.8 18.6 1,389 654 70.1 86.5 648
55 69 Buckingham 311 4.36 83.3 9.6 1,204 832 54.7 85.0 641
56 54 Bournemouth 321 3.90 2.72 0.29 65.8 17.3 1,241 628 77.9 85.5 638
57 73 Manchester Metropolitan 349 4.10 2.74 0.24 63.2 15.6 1,198 461 70.4 83.5 637
58 70 Falmouth 310 4.14 2.04 0.33 73.5 18.9 1,174 364 74.8 88.6 634
59 60 Northumbria 361 4.11 2.71 0.29 66.0 17.1 1,067 474 69.7 87.5 633
59 52 University for the Creative Arts 316 4.08 2.72 0.10 51.7 12.1 2,202 268 63.4 84.9 633
61 59 Portsmouth 321 4.14 2.75 0.27 66.8 15.4 1,445 372 71.2 85.8 631
62 58 Bangor 342 4.26 2.99 0.63 67.2 16.9 1,034 442 64.2 82.3 629
63 53 Nottingham Trent 305 4.15 2.59 0.23 66.3 16.7 1,053 729 71.4 85.8 627
64 63 Robert Gordon 385 4.09 2.35 0.21 82.8 18.4 1,069 297 70.5 83.0 625
65 54 Oxford Brookes 335 4.15 2.66 0.39 68.6 18.3 927 411 74.9 90.1 624
66 - Norwich University of the Arts 343 4.15 2.69 0.18 63.1 17.8 1,099 132 67.9 88.5 621
67 62 West of England, Bristol 323 4.03 2.70 0.29 70.4 18.5 1,263 806 73.3 83.0 614
68 63 Hull 335 4.05 2.70 0.56 66.5 16.2 1,400 551 70.4 84.0 606
69 66 Roehampton 275 4.02 2.83 0.67 60.0 14.9 1,814 560 70.3 78.7 604
70 66 Ulster 307 4.18 2.91 0.84 62.3 17.1 1,195 531 65.9 81.1 600
71 82 Edge Hill 327 4.16 2.22 0.27 63.1 14.8 1,378 524 69.8 84.7 599
72 79 Cardiff Metropolitan 315 4.03 3.00 0.09 59.0 17.9 1,246 711 67.5 82.3 598
72 72 Sheffield Hallam 304 4.03 2.76 0.16 64.7 16.5 1,587 457 66.0 86.4 598
74 68 Liverpool John Moores 342 4.12 2.79 0.26 63.0 18.1 1,087 287 73.0 84.4 596
74 86 Winchester 293 4.17 2.32 0.30 60.5 16.7 901 323 77.3 88.7 596
76 70 Bath Spa 321 4.20 2.52 0.30 54.5 18.5 1,231 262 72.8 87.1 586
76 57 Arts University Bournemouth 322 4.07 2.30 0.13 61.4 14.9 788 235 62.2 91.6 586
78 89 Middlesex 297 4.02 2.58 0.35 64.7 16.3 2,692 605 62.2 74.7 580
79 75 Hertfordshire 302 4.01 2.61 0.21 74.7 17.5 1,168 925 65.0 82.1 577
80 77 Chichester 298 4.17 2.50 0.25 56.9 16.0 823 430 69.0 89.1 575
81 74 Huddersfield 331 4.13 2.65 0.32 73.6 20.6 1,254 425 65.1 81.8 572
82 83 Glasgow Caledonian 385 3.98 2.67 0.24 70.1 21.1 1,256 292 73.0 83.3 568
83 97 Liverpool Hope 307 4.28 2.21 0.53 53.4 16.2 872 1,116 66.2 79.6 567
84 90 Plymouth 314 4.08 2.74 0.50 60.1 16.4 1,085 425 69.9 84.9 566
85 80 University of the Arts, London 314 3.92 3.12 0.17 59.0 17.0 1,392 215 62.7 83.7 561
86 95 Abertay 338 4.04 2.16 0.36 65.6 19.3 1,045 767 70.9 77.2 557
87 86 Aberystwyth 289 4.01 2.84 0.76 62.3 19.1 1,106 548 66.9 88.6 555
87 83 Northampton 280 4.14 2.09 0.25 59.4 18.6 1,344 1,031 66.3 85.8 555
89 80 Gloucestershire 319 4.06 2.38 0.18 55.2 18.3 1,340 454 69.0 86.5 551
90 76 Brighton 301 4.00 2.84 0.21 66.6 17.4 912 431 66.9 84.0 550
91 94 Derby 302 4.16 2.07 0.19 59.1 14.8 1,277 417 66.1 81.8 546
92 92 Edinburgh Napier 337 4.05 2.52 0.19 68.6 20.1 887 327 73.9 82.4 544
93 78 Queen Margaret 350 4.02 2.65 0.22 58.2 18.3 1,015 347 73.2 79.7 540
94 93 Chester 303 4.12 2.08 0.29 63.1 14.0 1,382 485 63.8 80.4 539
95 96 Salford 316 4.05 2.54 0.33 59.2 16.7 1,193 448 71.3 79.9 535
95 88 Birmingham City 316 3.96 2.64 0.14 64.3 19.1 1,147 557 65.2 86.5 535
97 105 Worcester 300 4.09 2.08 0.30 63.1 17.3 710 517 65.8 85.7 526
98 107 Greenwich 337 4.08 2.33 0.25 58.1 18.6 1,186 525 65.0 83.3 525
99 102 South Wales 321 3.97 2.51 0.16 58.4 17.4 1,114 523 64.9 82.3 515
99 91 Central Lancashire 317 4.06 2.51 0.24 62.3 16.8 1,565 495 62.0 78.1 515
101 103 Staffordshire 274 4.11 2.20 0.33 57.7 15.7 1,462 313 67.3 77.3 506
102 100 Westminster 315 3.96 2.74 0.29 54.9 19.8 1,256 298 68.6 81.5 503
103 101 Leeds Trinity 284 4.11 2.01 0.17 65.8 21.6 1,116 379 74.7 85.0 502
103 85 Royal Agricultural University 301 4.01 1.40 0.26 69.7 20.8 1,888 863 62.2 93.7 502
103 116 Sunderland 289 4.10 2.12 0.39 62.2 16.3 1,122 571 54.6 80.3 502
106 108 West London 301 3.99 1.92 0.13 60.0 15.6 1,399 1,115 61.3 74.9 498
107 99 York St John 300 4.11 2.04 0.29 64.8 18.5 913 428 59.2 87.0 490
107 98 Teesside 305 4.13 2.58 0.14 59.2 17.4 1,335 481 57.5 80.5 490
109 104 Kingston 288 3.97 2.70 0.16 60.6 19.3 1,287 496 64.3 81.3 485
110 115 Anglia Ruskin 254 4.14 2.37 0.27 64.7 17.3 1,204 474 64.8 80.7 483
110 118 West of Scotland 316 4.08 2.36 0.22 65.1 19.8 1,033 329 65.5 79.0 483
112 106 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.02 2.38 0.23 57.6 16.0 1,001 377 66.8 80.8 475
113 113 Buckinghamshire New 256 4.07 2.19 0.09 57.1 17.6 726 1,342 55.3 79.7 460
114 114 Leeds Beckett 288 3.98 2.16 0.24 58.3 20.7 932 499 65.3 78.7 446
115 122 Southampton Solent 275 4.02 1.63 0.07 54.1 16.9 1,051 621 67.7 78.5 443
115 119 London South Bank 254 3.99 2.52 0.41 67.4 17.2 1,450 437 60.4 73.1 443
117 120 Newman 298 4.15 2.13 0.20 52.6 16.9 1,207 377 59.1 79.4 442
118 109 St Mary's, Twickenham 291 4.13 1.98 0.23 66.6 20.2 757 358 59.4 81.3 440
119 117 Bishop Grosseteste 284 4.07 1.96 0.17 67.8 25.1 421 419 67.9 90.0 438
120 110 Bedfordshire 234 4.08 2.52 0.27 57.9 17.4 1,461 599 50.4 76.3 423
121 111 Cumbria 286 3.93 2.13 0.08 64.5 19.7 862 402 61.6 84.3 422
122 121 Bolton 283 4.10 2.04 0.20 59.9 15.9 735 380 55.0 71.1 406
123 125 Trinity Saint David 284 3.99 2.39 0.12 50.2 17.4 1,126 661 51.2 79.7 397
124 112 St Mark and St John 288 3.92 60.5 21.5 706 1,128 60.6 82.1 379
125 123 Glyndwr 236 4.10 2.15 0.16 66.1 22.1 1,447 412 55.6 74.3 378
126 124 East London 277 3.93 2.71 0.23 45.2 20.0 1,219 731 59.1 73.4 376
127 126 London Metropolitan 247 4.00 2.44 0.15 47.0 17.4 736 571 52.6 71.0 322

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.

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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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