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Why use our university league tables?

Our university league tables, or rankings, provide you with information about each UK university, to help you make your university decisions.

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Why use the Complete University Guide league tables?

You can use our university rankings to help you choose which universities to apply to, whether you’re completing your UCAS application form, or applying via Clearing. 

We know how important university choice is to students, and we do our utmost to give you reliable information that you can trust to help make that choice. 

Comprehensive league tables 

Our league tables provide comprehensive UK university rankings.  

  • 150 UK universities are included in the league tables. 
  • You can view 74 subject tables – from Accounting & Finance to Veterinary Medicine – each focussing on a popular subject area taught at uni. 

Student-focussed data 

Our league tables contain a number of different measures so that you can see overall rankings and evaluate and compare universities in areas from student satisfaction, research and graduate prospects to the money unis invest and spend to support their students. 

Each table can be filtered, or sorted, by each measure and also by region and university group. 

University league tables designed for you 

Most of all, the Complete University Guide’s ranking tables are designed for you to use. Sift through them and sort them by what’s important to you. 

Remember that while university rankings are useful to help you make your uni decisions, you also need to consider other factors, including the course and modules, whether or not you want a year in industry or abroad, student accommodation options, and more. 

Are the university league tables unbiased, reliable, and accurate? 

The Complete University Guide league tables are unbiased – our aim is to publish university rankings that help students make the best university choices for them. 

Our tried and trusted methodology is designed for stability, using averages to smooth out differences in data where small changes and fluctuations might otherwise skew the results. Each year we review the data we use and the methodology to keep the tables accurate and reliable. 

We aim for certainty, knowing that many students plan their uni choices over a couple of years and can still be using our tables through Clearing. 

We work closely with higher education organisations and universities to make sure that we use the most up-to-date and accurate information – not to make unis look good (or bad) – to support students and their advisors make good decisions about which universities will be the best for them. 

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