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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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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 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).

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2015 2014
1 1 Cambridge 614 4.24 2.98 84.7 11.6 2,401 747 88.6 98.9 1000
2 2 Oxford 580 4.19 2.96 78.4 11.0 2,984 377 91.5 98.9 993
3 3 London School of Economics 537 4.04 2.96 76.4 11.8 1,827 491 79.3 96.2 957
4 6 St Andrews 521 4.26 2.72 80.1 11.8 1,853 445 88.3 96.8 941
5 5 Durham 523 4.14 2.72 82.4 15.6 1,367 1,004 84.8 95.9 930
6 4 Imperial College London 570 4.08 2.94 88.7 11.7 2,205 661 85.9 97.1 926
7 8 Warwick 509 4.04 2.80 77.7 13.9 1,695 564 81.0 95.7 893
8 9 Bath 488 4.24 2.71 83.3 16.6 1,284 429 80.2 95.2 883
9 7 University College London 520 3.94 2.84 80.7 10.2 1,982 262 86.7 93.6 876
10 10 Exeter 458 4.22 2.62 76.9 16.6 1,538 636 84.6 96.5 870
11 11 Lancaster 445 4.11 2.71 72.7 14.9 1,083 586 77.6 93.9 866
12 13 Surrey 416 4.19 2.58 74.9 15.4 1,629 617 79.0 91.1 862
13 14 Loughborough 406 4.10 2.62 75.3 15.6 1,236 676 78.0 93.5 851
14 12 York 443 4.14 2.78 73.7 15.0 1,332 623 80.0 93.3 849
15 20 East Anglia 426 4.21 2.58 68.3 13.0 1,273 718 74.3 92.3 839
16 20 Southampton 428 4.04 2.72 75.1 12.8 1,568 485 78.4 92.4 835
17 17 Birmingham 438 4.05 2.64 80.3 14.5 1,745 518 81.1 94.3 829
18 15 Bristol 481 4.00 2.72 78.8 14.1 1,510 415 83.1 95.5 823
19 16 Leicester 400 4.12 2.45 71.6 12.9 1,566 660 79.0 93.1 815
20 22 Newcastle 437 4.11 2.63 79.0 15.2 1,298 449 76.9 94.2 806
21 18 Edinburgh 487 3.83 2.75 74.9 13.8 1,511 509 83.7 90.4 804
22 28 Kent 369 4.08 2.60 70.6 13.6 884 431 74.7 91.5 798
23 35 Cardiff 420 4.02 2.69 77.4 13.0 979 369 78.0 95.7 792
23 32 Leeds 431 4.05 2.72 69.1 14.7 1,357 424 81.0 94.4 792
23 24 Nottingham 439 4.02 2.67 76.8 14.1 1,372 455 78.0 94.0 792
26 26 Sheffield 437 4.10 2.72 71.4 14.9 1,231 445 78.5 93.9 787
27 27 Aston 378 4.14 2.43 73.0 16.2 1,202 440 75.2 91.7 774
28 19 King's College London 466 3.91 2.69 81.8 11.4 1,462 505 81.1 92.5 773
28 25 Manchester 439 3.99 2.82 71.8 13.9 1,242 486 73.8 93.3 773
30 23 Glasgow 485 4.09 2.59 74.4 15.2 1,500 571 74.5 87.3 771
31 38 Liverpool 412 4.02 2.54 71.2 12.7 1,592 462 76.8 92.5 764
31 29 Queen's, Belfast 390 4.15 2.56 74.6 15.5 1,109 665 72.6 92.2 764
33 40 Heriot-Watt 422 4.17 2.48 77.7 16.4 937 572 70.5 82.3 759
33 30 Royal Holloway 402 4.10 2.67 63.6 15.4 1,038 435 74.0 92.3 759
35 33 SOAS 415 4.00 2.60 66.4 11.6 1,648 235 84.0 85.6 755
36 35 Queen Mary 422 4.07 2.73 68.7 12.0 1,515 531 70.3 90.9 752
37 37 Reading 375 4.09 2.53 68.6 14.7 1,132 399 72.5 91.4 750
38 31 Sussex 406 4.03 2.61 54.2 16.5 1,265 625 76.3 90.5 748
39 39 Essex 339 4.19 2.77 51.4 16.1 1,291 811 64.7 86.6 731
40 42 City 390 4.05 2.48 70.6 17.5 1,547 415 69.6 87.3 728
41 41 Strathclyde 468 3.96 2.45 73.6 19.3 1,360 318 74.4 85.7 720
42 48 Swansea 338 4.00 2.43 77.3 15.5 1,177 360 70.7 90.1 714
43 45 Keele 380 4.18 2.41 67.6 15.2 764 394 67.5 89.2 698
44 43 Aberdeen 441 4.01 2.57 75.1 15.5 1,215 482 71.0 82.4 696
45 49 Stirling 379 4.02 2.41 63.0 15.7 942 511 62.8 83.3 691
46 34 St George's, University of London 417 3.78 2.28 87.3 13.1 5,280 77 62.2 94.4 687
47 44 Brunel 351 4.08 2.32 60.0 16.9 1,401 444 63.4 85.9 684
48 45 Oxford Brookes 361 4.07 2.20 63.4 16.9 852 590 69.6 89.1 680
49 47 Dundee 402 4.01 2.54 71.8 14.9 1,062 294 71.7 84.3 676
50 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 340 4.09 2.58 52.4 16.6 814 204 76.7 82.7 675
51 58 Coventry 309 4.20 1.85 70.5 15.3 952 303 66.1 87.6 672
52 61 Nottingham Trent 316 4.03 2.16 61.1 17.2 977 622 66.6 87.0 665
53 56 West of England, Bristol 337 4.02 2.20 67.5 20.0 1,049 684 70.0 84.7 661
54 53 Robert Gordon 379 4.03 2.06 81.4 19.3 952 277 63.2 81.2 656
55 52 Lincoln 336 4.05 1.90 68.1 18.6 1,005 404 57.9 87.6 654
55 60 Falmouth 310 3.94 2.20 60.1 23.0 1,394 409 70.4 88.7 654
57 75 Arts University Bournemouth 325 4.13 1.20 68.4 14.9 482 154 62.6 90.5 652
58 64 Northumbria 362 4.02 2.15 61.4 18.5 1,006 395 63.8 87.8 645
59 69 Winchester 318 4.14 2.16 52.0 17.3 811 299 70.0 89.2 644
60 53 Hertfordshire 340 3.89 2.40 62.2 18.3 799 957 66.8 83.2 639
61 57 Buckingham 325 4.34 83.1 11.3 958 632 43.5 80.2 638
62 86 University for the Creative Arts 320 3.84 1.90 51.0 12.5 1,073 752 56.1 84.7 635
63 68 Portsmouth 311 4.05 2.24 63.2 18.6 1,172 226 71.2 88.1 632
64 64 Bangor 305 4.07 2.43 61.9 17.8 840 321 61.2 85.1 627
65 59 Bournemouth 331 3.91 2.18 63.4 21.6 1,078 313 64.5 87.4 621
66 53 Hull 327 4.09 2.37 54.4 17.8 1,056 448 66.7 85.3 618
66 76 Sheffield Hallam 318 3.95 2.05 57.3 18.4 1,181 337 65.5 86.0 618
66 67 University of the Arts, London 330 3.90 2.49 53.3 18.7 1,204 264 64.3 87.1 618
69 79 Bath Spa 329 4.05 1.89 56.8 20.0 731 245 71.0 87.3 614
70 63 Huddersfield 326 4.12 2.10 67.4 18.3 1,017 325 60.0 81.7 613
71 81 De Montfort 310 4.02 2.32 52.4 18.1 980 375 66.5 87.3 610
72 80 Glasgow Caledonian 366 3.93 2.01 65.0 20.9 1,197 376 68.5 80.9 609
73 73 Brighton 310 4.05 2.37 58.4 18.3 709 314 67.3 84.2 608
73 88 Manchester Metropolitan 340 3.98 2.16 57.6 18.2 953 329 65.8 83.0 608
73 62 Northampton 280 4.14 1.69 57.2 19.8 1,177 1,016 61.1 84.1 608
76 76 Chichester 303 4.10 1.96 58.8 18.7 747 337 63.7 89.8 606
77 82 Bradford 317 4.00 2.34 69.5 18.6 989 470 65.8 83.6 602
78 71 Chester 301 4.11 1.74 68.6 16.9 1,048 406 61.8 82.2 594
79 71 Plymouth 313 4.03 2.18 57.0 16.2 936 341 63.0 84.5 589
80 90 Queen Margaret 339 3.97 1.37 69.6 20.5 1,000 305 73.1 79.7 587
81 82 Liverpool John Moores 327 4.04 2.15 54.2 19.7 1,069 259 70.6 84.4 586
82 66 Birmingham City 314 3.99 2.31 61.8 21.2 1,008 574 63.3 82.8 585
83 51 Royal Agricultural University 305 3.91 1.50 57.4 20.7 1,628 1,074 50.5 90.3 584
84 89 Harper Adams 342 4.09 1.95 67.3 19.8 954 206 52.8 88.3 582
84 78 Salford 328 3.91 2.36 59.1 17.0 995 445 64.3 77.6 582
84 74 Ulster 310 4.08 2.48 49.3 19.2 1,014 438 65.3 80.6 582
87 70 Aberystwyth 324 3.90 2.48 53.5 20.0 723 430 63.2 86.1 580
87 103 Derby 299 4.13 1.96 55.1 16.8 1,033 301 60.2 83.1 580
89 85 Edge Hill 306 4.15 1.50 59.6 16.8 1,218 333 59.3 85.2 569
90 92 Central Lancashire 332 4.01 1.96 53.6 16.8 1,419 461 57.5 79.9 566
91 111 Abertay 325 3.92 1.83 65.8 21.3 806 607 64.3 73.2 563
91 94 Gloucestershire 288 3.97 1.72 60.1 23.6 1,090 356 69.9 87.6 563
93 84 Roehampton 283 4.01 2.20 52.3 20.2 1,446 427 62.1 81.8 558
94 93 Middlesex 284 4.01 2.18 52.3 20.5 2,150 497 59.3 76.5 556
95 99 York St John 302 4.14 1.40 61.1 21.1 774 352 63.5 91.2 544
96 97 Teesside 316 4.10 1.99 53.6 18.8 1,071 373 58.6 81.1 540
96 87 Westminster 314 3.89 2.23 52.8 20.3 1,090 253 64.1 79.1 540
98 96 Cardiff Metropolitan 301 4.03 1.88 50.4 20.3 851 507 52.9 85.3 539
99 95 Greenwich 304 4.06 1.90 52.5 21.5 1,016 478 63.3 82.1 538
100 - South Wales 319 3.96 2.09 55.5 21.6 759 381 59.9 82.2 536
101 98 Edinburgh Napier 339 3.97 1.83 62.3 21.6 800 217 67.3 75.2 534
102 101 Leeds Metropolitan 277 3.93 2.05 59.9 19.9 748 400 61.2 79.5 531
103 99 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.01 1.79 57.6 18.9 790 332 66.7 82.2 526
104 109 Worcester 297 4.00 1.54 62.9 21.1 667 295 58.5 85.3 518
105 113 Staffordshire 268 4.02 1.62 53.6 17.7 972 411 58.5 80.8 513
106 106 Newman 300 4.15 1.52 59.6 18.1 1,053 301 52.7 77.2 512
107 101 Kingston 295 3.89 2.04 56.4 19.4 921 404 59.0 79.6 510
108 110 Sunderland 298 4.02 1.86 49.2 17.9 823 465 54.3 80.4 509
109 116 St Mark and St John 271 4.14 1.08 63.5 19.2 602 767 51.1 82.9 502
110 115 Glyndwr 271 4.11 1.69 60.6 20.1 1,426 348 53.5 77.9 496
110 118 West London 250 3.96 1.67 62.1 18.3 1,115 429 52.0 77.6 496
112 112 Cumbria 285 4.04 1.23 58.8 20.8 538 373 66.9 84.9 487
113 108 Leeds Trinity 277 4.06 1.86 57.9 23.6 772 350 56.0 84.9 486
114 113 Southampton Solent 293 3.86 1.49 48.1 18.8 768 499 61.1 76.4 475
115 104 Buckinghamshire New 247 3.87 1.67 42.9 22.2 777 1,291 53.3 83.0 460
116 105 Anglia Ruskin 248 3.95 2.07 60.7 23.0 868 337 51.6 82.5 445
117 107 Bedfordshire 225 3.92 2.09 53.1 20.9 974 665 47.5 82.3 439
118 116 Bishop Grosseteste 272 4.14 1.19 66.4 30.2 331 109 57.0 92.0 429
119 120 West of Scotland 293 3.95 1.84 56.2 22.0 981 269 58.5 67.7 426
120 119 London South Bank 231 3.91 2.24 55.0 21.9 971 249 59.7 72.5 421
121 121 Bolton 266 3.98 1.75 52.9 19.9 677 272 50.6 71.9 411
122 124 East London 269 3.96 2.24 42.7 26.3 721 566 54.2 67.5 372
123 121 London Metropolitan 232 3.83 1.84 44.6 21.5 412 206 51.3 70.5 329

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.

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.

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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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