The Times and Sunday Times reveal their top UK universities 2016

Surrey and Sussex make strides in Good University Guide 2016

September 21, 2015
University of Surrey
Source: University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has jumped into the top 10 of the 2016 league table of universities published by The Times and The Sunday Times for the first time, while the University of Sussex has climbed into the top 20.

The institutions beat many of their Russell Group peers to make the upper echelons of this year’s Good University Guide; Surrey climbed three places to eighth, and was also named University of the Year 2015-16, while Sussex rose six places to 19th.

The universities also made strides in the Guardian’s list of the top UK universities published earlier this year.

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Meanwhile, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of East Anglia both fell four places, to ninth and 18th place respectively.

The University of Cambridge claimed the top spot, after sharing the glory with the University of Oxford in last year’s list.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016: top 20 UK universities

2016 rank 2015 rank Institution
1 1= University of Cambridge
2 1= University of Oxford
3 4 Imperial College London
4 3 University of St Andrews
5 6 Durham University
6 8 University of Warwick
7 7 University of Exeter
8 11 University of Surrey
9 5 London School of Economics and Political Science
10 9 University College London
11 12 Lancaster University
12 10 University of Bath
13 13 Loughborough University
14 17 University of Leeds
15 16 University of York
16 18 University of Southampton
17 15 University of Birmingham
18 14 University of East Anglia
19 25 University of Sussex
20 19 University of Bristol

View the full Times and Sunday Times league table

This is a list of the top 20 institutions in the Good University Guide 2016, including links to the profiles of those institutions that also feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

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