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Top Universities in the East of England 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 part of the UK but don't know which university, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in the East of England? This area hosts a number of quality universities, including the University of Cambridge – the UKs oldest. As well as historic towns, it's also the UK's flattest region, home to the Fens and the Broads, and one of its driest. Below is a countdown of the top universities in the East of England:

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3. University of Essex

Coming a respectable third in the East of England group (against stiff competition), the University of Essex is also in the UK top ten for its impressive Facilities Spend. Funds go towards helping the Students' Union run Rebel student media’s radio and TV studios to inform and entertain Essex students. In fact, entertainment is a strong theme among alumni of this university, who include Blake Harrison of The Inbetweeners, David Yates – director of the final four Harry Potter films – and award-winning actress, Alison Steadman.

There are three campuses, so students may be based by the sea at Southend, on the edge of London at Loughton, or in the historic town of Colchester, all with great access to London.