Top Ten Universities with the Best Student-Staff Ratio (non-Russell Group) 2020

The more staff a university has in relation to its students, the more likely it is that students will get an engaging learning experience. This countdown shows the universities with the best student to staff ratio.

Overall reputations and rankings aren’t all that students should consider when choosing a university, so this Top Ten excludes the Russell Group universities, highlighting strengths of universities that might otherwise be underrated.


3. University of St Andrews

Matching its performance in the overall UK University League Table is the University of St Andrews, which ranks third for non-Russell Group Student-Staff Ratio. Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the oldest in Scotland. The university also scores highly for the Student Satisfaction measure and students leaving with a Good Honours of 2:1 or higher.