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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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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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2016 2015 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.

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1 1 Cambridge 601 4.18 3.33 0.95 88.3 11.3 2,498 780 89.3 98.4 33.4 1000
2 2 Oxford 571 4.17 3.34 0.87 81.9 10.6 2,775 446 92.1 96.4 32.7 989
3 3 London School of Economics 532 3.95 3.35 0.85 83.0 11.4 1,833 514 82.1 94.8 62.2 953
4 6 Imperial College London 566 4.10 3.36 0.92 89.9 11.3 2,144 658 87.3 96.5 33.6 943
5 5 Durham 521 4.16 3.14 0.79 79.5 14.9 1,430 1,030 87.4 96.6 40.9 926
5 4 St Andrews 516 4.25 3.13 0.82 78.5 11.4 1,911 456 89.6 95.3 41.0 926
7 7 Warwick 480 4.12 3.22 0.83 77.6 12.6 1,760 619 82.3 96.7 28.0 909
8 12 Surrey 424 4.24 2.98 0.73 81.2 14.0 1,664 641 78.9 92.2 53.4 885
9 11 Lancaster 434 4.10 3.15 0.77 78.1 13.8 1,565 778 76.9 93.4 42.9 882
10 10 Exeter 463 4.22 3.08 0.82 79.4 15.6 1,629 670 84.1 95.8 56.9 876
11 8 Bath 476 4.24 3.17 0.74 85.1 16.7 1,307 421 84.1 96.1 32.9 874
11 13 Loughborough 397 4.19 2.95 0.88 79.9 15.0 1,210 949 79.8 93.1 42.3 874
13 9 University College London 500 3.96 3.22 0.91 81.3 10.3 1,982 195 87.9 94.7 60.9 873
14 16 Southampton 408 4.05 3.15 0.90 77.7 12.0 1,623 496 80.4 92.4 28.3 842
15 18 Bristol 486 3.99 3.18 0.91 80.2 13.8 1,453 433 86.3 96.7 48.0 834
16 15 East Anglia 406 4.19 3.11 0.75 70.1 13.7 1,298 815 78.8 91.9 58.3 828
17 14 York 436 4.06 3.17 0.75 73.6 14.8 1,325 655 81.6 94.3 34.9 824
18 17 Birmingham 425 4.08 3.07 0.81 84.0 15.5 1,787 522 84.4 94.7 35.1 823
19 23 Leeds 430 4.09 3.13 0.75 74.5 13.7 1,714 447 82.2 93.5 60.3 821
20 21 Edinburgh 482 3.86 3.18 0.83 77.9 12.2 1,546 532 83.0 91.3 51.6 818
21 38 Sussex 385 4.05 3.01 0.73 74.9 15.6 1,404 765 78.6 93.0 51.7 812
22 22 Kent 359 4.13 2.95 0.85 75.2 13.0 924 458 80.0 90.8 38.8 811
23 28 King's College London 453 3.95 3.23 0.80 79.6 11.3 1,436 554 83.2 92.8 49.5 805
24 19 Leicester 386 4.08 2.93 0.82 73.6 12.2 1,687 748 78.3 92.5 37.2 799
25 23 Nottingham 426 4.05 3.09 0.79 79.2 14.0 1,415 509 79.3 93.1 53.1 795
26 20 Newcastle 425 4.13 3.09 0.80 78.7 15.6 1,253 434 79.2 95.1 67.5 791
27 26 Sheffield 427 4.07 3.17 0.74 76.9 15.0 1,334 471 80.4 94.4 37.2 786
28 28 Manchester 433 4.02 3.16 0.78 75.5 13.2 1,309 517 75.7 92.9 29.8 785
29 37 Reading 371 4.10 3.03 0.83 71.5 14.2 1,277 397 76.2 92.3 47.6 783
30 30 Glasgow 465 4.11 3.10 0.84 79.9 14.8 1,545 511 77.8 88.4 33.8 782
31 23 Cardiff 425 4.05 3.27 0.62 81.5 14.3 1,030 425 77.8 93.4 51.2 777
32 27 Aston 368 4.12 3.05 0.57 76.6 16.0 1,207 497 75.1 90.8 67.5 771
33 36 Queen Mary, University of London 408 4.04 3.18 0.74 69.4 12.2 1,519 667 75.3 91.2 35.5 760
34 33 Royal Holloway, University of London 398 4.12 3.09 0.77 62.2 15.3 1,065 484 75.9 92.3 43.3 759
34 39 Essex 309 4.20 3.05 0.82 64.2 15.1 1,523 996 68.9 85.7 37.8 759
36 31 Queen's, Belfast 380 4.10 2.99 0.95 74.9 15.1 1,103 678 75.8 91.0 31.6 755
37 33 Heriot-Watt 411 4.15 3.06 0.82 73.2 16.9 1,084 686 72.0 87.4 47.2 753
38 41 Strathclyde 473 4.02 3.04 0.84 77.6 19.3 1,393 312 77.9 87.6 33.9 748
39 31 Liverpool 403 3.97 3.06 0.70 72.8 11.9 1,573 480 75.4 91.4 28.0 747
40 44 Aberdeen 445 3.95 2.97 0.73 74.2 13.4 1,457 638 77.1 84.2 49.6 733
41 40 City 377 3.99 2.95 0.53 73.7 16.2 1,652 478 73.8 86.0 70.3 725
42 49 Dundee 398 4.13 3.03 0.68 70.3 13.9 1,139 331 76.1 86.0 40.3 716
43 35 SOAS, University of London 407 3.97 2.82 0.76 62.6 10.9 1,774 250 82.9 80.7 49.6 713
43 46 St George's, University of London 419 3.91 2.99 0.52 89.4 12.9 4,280 76 70.4 92.8 28.5 713
45 42 Swansea 325 4.01 3.09 0.71 78.7 15.3 1,256 408 74.4 89.7 65.0 711
46 43 Keele 358 4.22 2.88 0.59 71.9 13.9 784 443 68.4 90.8 50.4 704
47 45 Stirling 371 3.98 2.96 0.74 70.1 15.0 958 590 67.9 85.6 21.4 700
48 51 Coventry 309 4.27 2.67 0.13 70.8 14.7 1,103 454 67.4 85.9 62.6 690
49 47 Brunel University London 351 4.14 2.67 0.85 59.5 16.7 1,403 458 68.8 87.8 44.0 687
50 50 Goldsmiths, University of London 352 3.98 2.90 0.85 55.4 14.8 891 281 81.4 82.3 31.9 680
51 55 Lincoln 334 4.09 2.54 0.39 67.4 18.0 1,040 475 65.0 87.6 34.6 664
52 62 University for the Creative Arts 325 3.95 2.72 0.10 49.3 11.7 1,586 643 60.4 85.8 29.8 657
53 52 Nottingham Trent 309 4.09 2.59 0.23 63.3 17.2 996 658 69.2 89.6 72.6 655
54 71 De Montfort 305 4.08 2.67 0.30 68.7 18.7 1,129 491 70.9 86.5 67.7 651
54 65 Bournemouth 327 3.89 2.72 0.29 62.9 18.0 1,119 455 75.5 86.0 69.1 651
54 48 Oxford Brookes 345 4.10 2.66 0.39 66.7 17.7 885 509 71.1 89.4 40.4 651
57 57 Arts University Bournemouth 318 4.08 2.30 0.13 65.9 15.3 484 166 66.2 92.3 31.1 650
58 64 Bangor 323 4.19 2.99 0.63 66.1 16.5 896 377 64.1 81.9 48.1 647
59 63 Portsmouth 306 4.08 2.75 0.27 66.2 16.7 1,275 276 72.7 87.6 57.6 642
60 84 Harper Adams 331 4.11 2.66 0.23 67.0 19.2 1,009 525 58.3 90.6 56.0 637
60 58 Northumbria 360 4.01 2.71 0.29 61.7 17.2 1,016 404 67.6 87.6 54.0 637
62 53 West of England, Bristol 324 3.97 2.70 0.29 68.2 19.7 1,134 702 71.4 84.9 34.8 633
63 77 Bradford 312 3.97 2.95 0.23 72.1 17.9 1,071 549 74.0 83.8 64.9 632
63 66 Hull 326 4.11 2.70 0.56 63.1 17.4 1,168 471 71.2 86.1 24.3 632
63 54 Robert Gordon 382 4.05 2.35 0.21 80.2 19.6 954 273 67.0 83.4 27.0 632
66 93 Roehampton 284 4.10 2.83 0.67 56.3 16.8 1,656 501 67.2 81.7 32.6 625
66 84 Ulster 308 4.09 2.91 0.84 56.5 16.6 1,105 491 66.4 82.3 38.7 625
68 81 Liverpool John Moores 342 4.07 2.79 0.26 61.1 18.5 1,076 262 74.9 84.2 43.7 624
69 61 Buckingham 299 4.26 75.3 10.5 1,061 743 50.7 86.3 623
70 69 Bath Spa 315 4.11 2.52 0.30 55.4 19.0 1,069 228 74.5 89.9 61.1 622
70 55 Falmouth 307 4.07 2.04 0.33 69.8 21.5 1,319 389 72.0 85.5 36.2 622
72 66 Sheffield Hallam 317 4.02 2.76 0.16 59.2 17.4 1,455 404 65.7 87.0 66.8 619
73 73 Manchester Metropolitan 345 3.99 2.74 0.24 60.0 17.8 1,054 365 69.8 84.5 73.1 618
74 70 Huddersfield 324 4.12 2.65 0.32 69.2 18.1 1,072 360 64.1 83.0 40.4 613
75 60 Hertfordshire 316 3.92 2.61 0.21 67.9 17.8 969 890 67.0 86.1 47.6 612
76 73 Brighton 315 4.00 2.84 0.21 64.4 17.3 821 373 68.2 87.0 65.0 608
77 76 Chichester 306 4.14 2.50 0.25 56.8 17.5 768 364 69.3 89.9 65.6 604
78 80 Queen Margaret 340 4.03 2.65 0.22 62.4 19.1 981 334 74.2 82.4 43.4 603
79 98 Cardiff Metropolitan 314 4.03 3.00 0.09 58.2 19.0 963 624 60.6 82.3 65.5 601
80 91 Gloucestershire 312 4.06 2.38 0.18 57.9 19.9 1,244 403 72.4 86.3 69.6 595
80 66 University of the Arts, London 311 3.85 3.12 0.17 54.5 16.5 1,478 279 61.8 85.6 46.3 595
82 89 Edge Hill 317 4.16 2.22 0.27 58.2 15.7 1,303 436 65.8 86.2 49.1 592
83 72 Glasgow Caledonian 370 3.93 2.67 0.24 67.9 21.2 1,178 326 70.1 83.2 67.8 591
83 73 Northampton 281 4.18 2.09 0.25 59.3 20.3 1,216 1,066 64.5 85.0 48.4 591
85 83 Royal Agricultural University 306 3.81 1.40 0.26 71.6 20.9 1,846 947 62.6 96.3 55.9 579
86 87 Aberystwyth 310 3.92 2.84 0.76 52.6 17.9 819 485 65.1 89.2 25.1 570
86 59 Winchester 305 4.09 2.32 0.30 51.1 16.9 822 293 75.5 85.2 38.3 570
88 82 Birmingham City 298 4.04 2.64 0.14 62.4 20.4 1,044 544 67.3 84.5 55.0 568
89 94 Middlesex 271 4.07 2.58 0.35 56.4 18.6 2,277 527 61.3 77.7 62.9 565
90 79 Plymouth 308 4.03 2.74 0.50 57.4 17.7 985 358 67.0 84.8 83.0 561
91 90 Central Lancashire 311 4.04 2.51 0.24 58.6 16.9 1,538 486 60.0 81.6 62.1 560
92 101 Edinburgh Napier 333 4.02 2.52 0.19 61.0 20.4 811 272 71.4 81.1 68.3 555
93 78 Chester 299 4.13 2.08 0.29 65.3 16.5 1,116 427 63.4 80.5 58.8 554
94 87 Derby 288 4.12 2.07 0.19 54.0 15.4 1,143 357 62.7 83.7 46.5 541
95 91 Abertay 334 3.95 2.16 0.36 60.5 21.4 885 620 70.4 75.6 31.9 536
96 84 Salford 328 3.93 2.54 0.33 56.0 17.0 1,179 460 65.2 79.5 65.1 534
97 - Liverpool Hope 302 4.01 2.21 0.53 52.0 19.4 766 909 63.4 82.8 30.0 531
98 96 Teesside 303 4.09 2.58 0.14 57.0 17.7 1,182 427 59.3 80.9 44.4 529
99 95 York St John 291 4.03 2.04 0.29 64.4 20.6 784 360 65.4 90.3 44.8 528
100 96 Westminster 309 3.96 2.74 0.29 50.1 19.9 1,149 268 68.8 80.4 35.3 525
101 113 Leeds Trinity 281 4.15 2.01 0.17 65.1 21.7 953 381 68.9 81.8 21.2 519
102 100 South Wales 319 3.96 2.51 0.16 54.6 19.6 879 446 63.6 81.7 35.0 513
103 105 Staffordshire 268 4.04 2.20 0.33 54.7 17.0 1,195 352 63.2 78.3 42.0 512
104 107 Kingston 297 3.90 2.70 0.16 53.8 19.4 1,110 448 67.4 82.1 34.2 511
105 104 Worcester 296 3.98 2.08 0.30 60.4 19.1 643 377 61.9 85.8 76.7 509
106 103 Canterbury Christ Church 270 4.03 2.38 0.23 59.8 18.4 851 331 66.5 82.4 45.9 507
107 99 Greenwich 309 4.08 2.33 0.25 48.6 19.6 1,030 488 62.9 84.6 66.5 505
108 110 West London 257 4.00 1.92 0.13 67.1 17.3 1,209 721 58.8 73.9 41.4 492
109 - St Mary's, Twickenham 287 4.07 1.98 0.23 62.9 20.6 714 304 63.8 83.7 25.2 486
110 117 Bedfordshire 227 4.04 2.52 0.27 59.3 18.3 1,136 497 56.6 80.2 67.1 484
111 112 Cumbria 292 4.11 2.13 0.08 61.2 22.3 644 328 64.7 85.7 45.8 475
112 109 St Mark and St John 313 4.11 63.5 21.2 586 900 58.8 82.6 36.1 470
113 115 Buckinghamshire New 256 3.88 2.19 0.09 52.8 21.8 564 1,434 57.0 82.4 40.3 467
114 102 Leeds Beckett 284 3.93 2.16 0.24 55.2 20.9 860 438 61.8 78.9 51.4 460
115 116 Anglia Ruskin 249 4.10 2.37 0.27 58.3 19.0 974 390 58.4 79.2 59.8 453
116 108 Sunderland 293 4.02 2.12 0.39 50.5 19.7 888 461 49.5 81.6 38.4 440
117 118 Bishop Grosseteste 282 4.12 1.96 0.17 66.8 28.6 355 278 60.4 90.1 18.0 435
118 119 West of Scotland 297 3.96 2.36 0.22 57.9 21.1 989 318 63.2 70.0 25.0 430
119 120 London South Bank 244 3.94 2.52 0.41 48.6 17.2 1,120 356 61.0 74.5 66.0 429
120 106 Newman 291 4.07 2.13 0.20 56.2 18.9 1,055 322 56.0 73.4 41.8 425
121 121 Bolton 282 4.03 2.04 0.20 57.0 17.9 737 322 54.9 71.2 25.5 424
122 114 Southampton Solent 272 3.91 1.63 0.07 50.0 18.3 865 556 59.9 76.8 41.0 412
123 110 Glyndwr 243 4.07 2.15 0.16 63.3 23.3 1,291 314 53.6 75.8 42.4 407
124 122 East London 273 4.06 2.71 0.23 49.9 23.6 937 780 53.9 67.5 28.9 406
125 - Trinity Saint David 263 4.06 2.39 0.12 50.2 22.4 1,007 514 51.4 79.4 68.8 405
126 123 London Metropolitan 220 3.86 2.44 0.15 44.6 19.6 544 324 55.1 75.3 34.6 327

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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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