University of Cambridge tops Complete University Guide for ninth year running

The Complete University Guide reveals its top UK universities for 2020

May 1 2019
Complete University Guide 2020

The University of Cambridge has taken first place in the Complete University Guide 2020 for the ninth year running. 

The University of Oxford comes second and the University of St Andrews is third, making it the highest-ranked Scottish University. 

The London School of Economics and Political Science takes the fourth place position and Imperial College London drops one position to fifth. 

The Complete University Guide is a UK-based ranking that assesses UK universities across a broad range of teaching and research indicators.

The University of St Andrews is also top in the UK for student satisfaction. The universities of Aberystwyth and Buckingham take the second and third positions respectively. 

The guide also releases separate listings covering 70 different subjects and St Andrews features in the top 10 for 21 subjects, topping four, which makes it just one of five institutions in the UK to top more than two subject tables.

The Complete University Guide 2020: Top 50

2020 Rank 2019 Rank  University City
1 1 University of Cambridge Cambridge
2 2 University of Oxford Oxford
3 5 University of St Andrews St Andrews
4 3 London School of Economics and Political Science London
5 4 Imperial College London London
6 6 Durham University Durham
7 8 Lancaster University Lancaster
8 7 Loughborough University Loughborough
9 11 University of Bath Bath
10 10 UCL London
11 12 University of Exeter Exeter
12 9 University of Warwick Warwick
13 =15 University of Birmingham Birmingham
14 13 University of Leeds Leeds
15 18 University of Manchester Manchester
=16 23 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
=16 =15 University of Bristol Bristol
18 24 University of Glasgow Glasgow
19 17 University of Nottingham Nottingham
20 20 University of Southampton Southampton
21 14 University of East Anglia Norwich
22 22 University of Newcastle Newcastle
=23 =28 Royal Holloway, University of London London
=23 19 University of Surrey Surrey
25 =26 King's  College London London
26 33 Cardiff University Cardiff
27 48 Harper Adams University Newport
28 =36 University of Liverpool Liverpool
29  =28 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
30 21 University of York York
31 31 University of Dundee Dundee
32 25 University of Sussex Sussex
33 30 University of Sheffield Sheffield
34 45 Aston University Birmingham
=35 39 Swansea University Swansea
=35 35 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
37 =36 Queen's University Belfast Belfast
38 42 Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
39 =40 University of Strathclyde  Strathclyde
40 32 University of Reading Reading
41 38 Queen Mary University of London London
42 43 University of Lincoln Lincoln
43 =40 University of Stirling Stirling
=44 =26 University of Essex Essex
=44 46 SOAS University London London
=44 34 University of Leicester Leicester
47 52 St George's, University of London London
48 55 University for the Creative Arts Farnham
49 44 University of Kent Kent
50 56 Northumbria University Northumbria

See the full 2020 list here  

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