The Guardian UK University Guide and Ranking for 2016

Cambridge-UK-university-housing-accommodation5Guardian UK University Guide 2016

The latest Guardian University Guide tables show that Cambridge University has taken the top spot

Cambridge University tops the Guardian’s undergraduate university league table for a fifth consecutive year. Oxford and St Andrews regain second and third places respectively, while Surrey has overtaken Bath and rises two places to fourth. Warwick and Durham also performed well, moving up into sixth and seventh place.

Exeter has entered the top 10, rising three places from 12th to ninth, and Coventry has rocketed up 12 places from last year to move into 15th.

It has not been a great year for institutions based in London. The London School of Economics has been knocked out of the top 10, falling six places to 13th. Imperial College and University College London also drop down a few spots.

The tables were compiled by the independent consultancy firm Intelligent Metrix. They are based on information collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the National Student Survey, published by Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). The Guardian University Guide 2016 is a ranking at undergraduate level only.

The Guardian undergraduate university guide can be explored below alongside information such as spend per student, student-to-staff ratio and institutions’ value-added score.

Methodology for the Guardian UK University Guide 2016

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

The tables are based on data for full-time undergraduates at UK universities.

The methodology focuses on subject-level league tables, ranking institutions that provide each subject. We ask each institution which of their students should be counted in which subject so that they will only be compared to students taking similar subjects at other universities.

Eight statistical measures are employed to approximate a university’s performance in teaching each subject. Measures relate to both input, eg expenditure by the university on its students, and output, eg a graduate’s probability of finding a graduate-level job. The measures are knitted together to get a Guardian score, against which institutions are ranked.

For those prospective undergraduates who do not know which subject they wish to study, but who still want to know where institutions rank in relation to one another, the Guardian scores have been averaged for each institution across all subjects to generate an institution-level table.

Guardian UK University Ranking 2016

Rank 2016Rank 2015InstitutionGuardian score/100Satisfied with courseSatisfied with teachingSatisfied with feedbackStudent to staff ratioSpend per student/10Average entry tariffValue added score/10Career after 6 monthsLink
1(1)Cambridge10090.692.472.711.39.9602.05.589.3
2(2)Oxford97.592.093.370.810.610572.66.782.8
3(3)St Andrews91.892.292.374.611.47.9517.36.978.5
4(6)Surrey87.790.490.576.714.07.2424.16.282.1
5(4)Bath85.993.291.474.916.76.0478.86.985.0
6(8)Durham84.690.590.273.214.95.8524.46.779.7
6(9)Warwick84.689.289.271.712.68.5482.25.978.3
8(5)Imperial College84.387.288.466.911.37.8568.35.789.9
9(12)Exeter83.891.590.776.715.76.7463.36.680.2
10(10)Lancaster82.189.088.371.813.88.1435.75.178.7
11(15)Loughborough81.289.288.175.615.06.1397.36.380.0
12(11)UCL8185.886.261.810.38.7502.16.680.9
13(7)London School of Economics80.582.982.766.111.47.6532.74.582.2
14(19)Southampton76.286.687.667.912.06.9410.96.577.8
15(27)Coventry75.791.192.781.414.74.4309.86.771.7
16(20)Kent75.590.788.772.613.04.9362.86.575.6
17(17)Birmingham75.189.690.169.615.57.4426.46.484.4
18(13)Heriot-Watt74.887.186.374.216.97.8413.46.172.7
19(43)Sussex74.585.487.567.515.67.8386.15.377.9
20(18)Edinburgh74.282.285.055.412.29.1484.16.178.2
20(14)UEA74.292.491.571.613.74.3407.66.871.0
22(16)York73.485.988.868.014.87.0437.35.074.7
23(28)Leeds73.188.489.871.113.76.3431.36.374.9
24(25)Glasgow72.690.791.066.614.86.4470.44.679.8
25(30)Reading7289.088.569.914.27.0373.05.572.5
26(24)SOAS71.487.589.465.910.96.5406.56.762.2
27(26)Cardiff71.288.688.469.314.37.2426.55.380.1
28(22)Nottingham71.187.988.167.614.06.8427.75.679.0
29(33)Manchester70.884.786.067.713.27.9435.15.075.6
29(28)Newcastle70.890.789.871.615.66.1424.35.779.4
31(53)Falmouth70.481.484.474.521.56.1309.56.572.4
32(21)Leicester70.288.887.768.612.27.5386.05.374.0
33(38)Strathclyde70.189.389.265.719.36.5476.45.477.5
33(22)Aston70.188.586.473.216.06.8368.85.676.3
35(34)Bristol69.784.188.964.513.85.3486.56.480.3
36(40)King’s College London67.782.987.462.311.36.5455.36.079.4
37(35)City67.583.184.368.916.27.5379.06.074.4
38(47)Dundee67.490.991.971.113.95.9409.55.671.2
38(32)Queen Mary67.485.885.767.712.27.3410.65.170.1
40(36)Royal Holloway67.388.088.971.015.35.1398.14.962.2
41(41)Aberdeen66.886.486.464.813.45.4446.46.075.0
42(41)Keele66.493.091.176.113.93.8357.84.873.1
42(37)Sheffield66.488.788.767.915.05.5428.65.777.1
44(31)University of the Arts London6570.779.470.315.19.8321.15.555.0
45(46)Queen’s, Belfast64.787.388.571.215.14.6383.56.175.4
46(51)Robert Gordon64.486.885.269.519.63.8384.65.181.1
47(54)Essex64.289.488.175.315.13.6312.85.167.0
48(39)Oxford Brookes64.188.188.475.017.73.7348.26.368.1
49(55)Portsmouth63.888.787.673.016.75.2309.46.866.3
50(48)Goldsmiths63.786.489.267.814.83.9359.96.854.2
51(57)Nottingham Trent61.986.986.176.417.24.6309.55.464.2
52(57)Swansea61.788.486.471.515.34.8326.25.779.2
53(52)Brunel61.689.885.875.016.75.5351.64.660.2
54(75)Hull61.389.789.672.417.44.5332.25.963.9
54(65)Lincoln61.386.288.272.618.04.3334.84.467.5
54(74)Gloucestershire61.385.486.172.419.95.2316.57.758.1
57(82)Bangor6190.188.576.016.54.8320.44.367.6
58(80)Liverpool John Moores60.384.284.574.518.53.8344.37.461.8
59(45)Liverpool60.285.184.968.011.96.8403.85.873.8
59(56)Huddersfield60.285.186.176.318.14.1332.75.269.6
61(69)Bath Spa6088.789.978.019.05.1317.55.756.8
61(44)Northampton6089.889.578.420.35.0283.16.660.2
63(71)Bournemouth59.780.582.464.318.05.9328.87.063.7
64(78)Edinburgh Napier59.385.086.071.820.43.8347.67.561.3
65(63)Stirling59.287.787.668.815.04.1375.64.070.2
65(85)De Montfort59.286.785.573.818.73.9307.26.369.7
67(62)Brighton5982.185.069.417.34.1321.75.964.8
68(60)Northumbria58.984.484.470.418.03.7363.06.262.3
69(75)Edge Hill58.685.588.276.515.74.2319.34.758.5
69(61)Chester58.688.989.377.916.54.9299.44.066.8
71(80)Chichester58.489.790.672.617.53.2310.15.860.5
72(83)Bradford58.381.980.966.817.95.0313.87.071.9
73(50)Derby58.185.887.375.115.45.3290.04.654.8
74(73)Sheffield Hallam57.984.685.771.617.45.1319.16.658.6
75(59)Winchester57.689.188.973.216.92.9307.66.852.4
76(69)Queen Margaret57.586.587.268.119.12.7341.16.863.7
77(71)Manchester Met57.383.383.772.317.83.3346.95.660.7
78(100)Roehampton57.285.687.574.216.86.0285.94.857.4
79(66)Hertfordshire56.983.584.065.717.84.7318.56.268.4
79(49)UWE Bristol56.983.985.366.319.73.4324.36.768.6
81(86)Middlesex56.584.983.874.818.67.1269.95.656.9
82(93)Ulster56.487.485.973.516.63.8306.25.958.7
83(90)Staffordshire5684.686.872.917.06.2274.14.955.7
84(111)Leeds Trinity55.986.288.079.221.73283.75.565.7
85(67)Central Lancashire55.684.284.674.917.35.8315.54.659.9
86(88)Birmingham City54.683.785.774.020.44.7299.66.263.2
87(68)Plymouth53.385.987.472.217.75.3312.16.058.1
88(105)Anglia Ruskin52.985.088.775.319.07.7253.74.458.1
89(91)Glasgow Caledonian52.483.483.165.821.24.0372.15.367.1
90(94)Salford51.978.681.870.917.04.5334.34.856.7
91(84)Teesside51.683.785.074.617.75.5305.54.158.0
92(87)Greenwich51.285.084.672.819.63.6314.46.249.2
93(101)Abertay Dundee5184.685.064.721.42.6337.97.561.7
94(97)West London50.681.682.671.917.35.4258.54.767.7
95(98)Cardiff Met50.486.585.775.819.03.8317.14.758.8
96(104)Cumbria49.286.888.278.522.32.9298.85.862.5
97(98)Kingston49.178.580.867.219.44.6299.55.054.3
98(115)Bedfordshire4984.485.075.218.35.4229.24.959.5
99(78)University Campus Suffolk48.882.384.273.518.3334.62.456.2
100(96)St Mary’s, Twickenham48.687.089.672.920.63.1288.93.963.0
101(95)Westminster48.481.279.365.619.94.1311.26.850.2
101(92)Canterbury Christ Church48.485.787.172.318.43.0279.55.359.7
103(64)Glyndwr47.877.880.674.623.33.3261.24.964.9
104(na)Liverpool Hope47.781.485.777.319.42.9304.13.253.4
105(113)Bolton4778.782.173.117.94.4286.93.457.8
106(109)East London46.581.984.373.023.66.7280.35.150.6
107(89)York St John46.283.485.468.520.63.8291.64.664.7
108(103)Worcester45.582.685.069.119.12.0301.45.461.1
109(77)Sunderland44.883.285.172.919.76.5294.34.451.3
110(106)Aberystwyth44.282.485.865.317.94.4312.33.953.3
111(112)London South Bank43.379.382.167.517.24.2247.64.849.1
112(na)Newman42.988.289.075.318.93.8294.63.057.9
113(102)South Wales42.779.681.869.020.53.5320.24.654.8
114(107)Southampton Solent42.679.780.669.118.33.7276.23.850.8
115(110)West of Scotland42.484.083.165.921.13.7305.05.958.4
116(108)Leeds Beckett40.481.282.268.020.93.3287.74.554.8
117(na)Trinity Saint David36.379.984.472.422.44.2265.62.750.7
118(116)London Met32.375.977.665.519.62.8238.44.247.1
119(114)Bucks New University31.375.079.367.921.82.5257.94.153.5

 

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Posted on January 4, 2012, in Best University, Rankings, Study in UK, Top Universities, Top University, UK University, World University Rankings and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Helen Tedcastle

    Fascinating data and provides further evidence that excellent universities do exist outside the Russell Group. Big is not always best! Government ministers should take note and stop favouring one mission group over another for ideological reasons.

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