Complete University Guide reveals its top UK universities 2017

Loughborough University and University College London enter top 10

April 25, 2016
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Compare these rankings with the THE World University Rankings 2015-2016

Loughborough University and University College London have entered the top 10 of the Complete University Guide’s annual league table.

Loughborough climbed four places to reach seventh place, while UCL jumped three places to 10th.

Despite these movements, overall there is stability at the top of the list, with the leading five universities unchanged since last year. The University of Cambridge takes the crown for the sixth year in a row.

THE data reveal the top British universities

The ranking, which includes 127 institutions, is based on 10 measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student-to-staff ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees achieved, graduate prospects and completion.

The biggest riser is Manchester Metropolitan University, which climbed 16 places to 57th, while Arts University Bournemouth fell the most, dropping 19 places to 76th.

Below is a list of the top 20 institutions in the Complete University Guide's 2017 university league table. It includes links to the profiles of those institutions also featured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

Complete University Guide's top 20 UK universities 2017

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Change Institution
1 1 0 University of Cambridge
2 2 0 University of Oxford
3 3 0 London School of Economics and Political Science
4 4 0 Imperial College London
5 =5 0 University of St Andrews
6 =5 -1 Durham University
7 =11 4 Loughborough University
8 7 -1 University of Warwick
9 9 0 Lancaster University
10 13 3 University College London
11 8 -3 University of Surrey
12 =11 -1 University of Bath
13 10 -3 University of Exeter
14 16 2 University of East Anglia
15 18 3 University of Birmingham
16 19 3 University of Leeds
17 14 -3 University of Southampton
18 21 3 University of Sussex
=19 20 1 University of Edinburgh
=19 17 -2 University of York

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