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Top Five Universities in the East Midlands 2020

Alter the Complete University Guide's League Table to see how universities compare within their region, whether overall or by subject. If you've got your heart set on a particular area of the UK but don't know which university to go for, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in the East Midlands? With cities like Nottingham (great for shopping and nightlife), Lincoln (just take a look at the cathedral), and Leicester (famously multicultural), the East Midlands also boasts some great universities – as well as epic countryside in the Derbyshire Peak District and along its stunning coastline. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in the East Midlands:

"Loughborough University"
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1. Loughborough University

Loughborough University has made the top ten in the UK University League Table for four years in a row now, as well as leading the rankings in the East Midlands. In fact, this university is no stranger to top ten accolades, making the grade for Student Satisfaction, Graduate Prospects, Student-Staff Ratio (outwith Russell Group institutions) and for Facilities Spend. This last measure goes some way to explaining the excellent sports provision for students, as this university has a strong sporting reputation to maintain – regularly heading the British Universities & Colleges Sport league table.

Based on a single-site campus, students have easy access not just to the busy market town of Loughborough but also to nearby cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, along with the beautiful Peak District.