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The Guardian UK University Guide and Ranking for 2016

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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

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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 2016 Rank 2015 Institution Guardian score/100 Satisfied with course Satisfied with teaching Satisfied with feedback Student to staff ratio Spend per student/10 Average entry tariff Value added score/10 Career after 6 months Link
1 (1) Cambridge 100 90.6 92.4 72.7 11.3 9.9 602.0 5.5 89.3
2 (2) Oxford 97.5 92.0 93.3 70.8 10.6 10 572.6 6.7 82.8
3 (3) St Andrews 91.8 92.2 92.3 74.6 11.4 7.9 517.3 6.9 78.5
4 (6) Surrey 87.7 90.4 90.5 76.7 14.0 7.2 424.1 6.2 82.1
5 (4) Bath 85.9 93.2 91.4 74.9 16.7 6.0 478.8 6.9 85.0
6 (8) Durham 84.6 90.5 90.2 73.2 14.9 5.8 524.4 6.7 79.7
6 (9) Warwick 84.6 89.2 89.2 71.7 12.6 8.5 482.2 5.9 78.3
8 (5) Imperial College 84.3 87.2 88.4 66.9 11.3 7.8 568.3 5.7 89.9
9 (12) Exeter 83.8 91.5 90.7 76.7 15.7 6.7 463.3 6.6 80.2
10 (10) Lancaster 82.1 89.0 88.3 71.8 13.8 8.1 435.7 5.1 78.7
11 (15) Loughborough 81.2 89.2 88.1 75.6 15.0 6.1 397.3 6.3 80.0
12 (11) UCL 81 85.8 86.2 61.8 10.3 8.7 502.1 6.6 80.9
13 (7) London School of Economics 80.5 82.9 82.7 66.1 11.4 7.6 532.7 4.5 82.2
14 (19) Southampton 76.2 86.6 87.6 67.9 12.0 6.9 410.9 6.5 77.8
15 (27) Coventry 75.7 91.1 92.7 81.4 14.7 4.4 309.8 6.7 71.7
16 (20) Kent 75.5 90.7 88.7 72.6 13.0 4.9 362.8 6.5 75.6
17 (17) Birmingham 75.1 89.6 90.1 69.6 15.5 7.4 426.4 6.4 84.4
18 (13) Heriot-Watt 74.8 87.1 86.3 74.2 16.9 7.8 413.4 6.1 72.7
19 (43) Sussex 74.5 85.4 87.5 67.5 15.6 7.8 386.1 5.3 77.9
20 (18) Edinburgh 74.2 82.2 85.0 55.4 12.2 9.1 484.1 6.1 78.2
20 (14) UEA 74.2 92.4 91.5 71.6 13.7 4.3 407.6 6.8 71.0
22 (16) York 73.4 85.9 88.8 68.0 14.8 7.0 437.3 5.0 74.7
23 (28) Leeds 73.1 88.4 89.8 71.1 13.7 6.3 431.3 6.3 74.9
24 (25) Glasgow 72.6 90.7 91.0 66.6 14.8 6.4 470.4 4.6 79.8
25 (30) Reading 72 89.0 88.5 69.9 14.2 7.0 373.0 5.5 72.5
26 (24) SOAS 71.4 87.5 89.4 65.9 10.9 6.5 406.5 6.7 62.2
27 (26) Cardiff 71.2 88.6 88.4 69.3 14.3 7.2 426.5 5.3 80.1
28 (22) Nottingham 71.1 87.9 88.1 67.6 14.0 6.8 427.7 5.6 79.0
29 (33) Manchester 70.8 84.7 86.0 67.7 13.2 7.9 435.1 5.0 75.6
29 (28) Newcastle 70.8 90.7 89.8 71.6 15.6 6.1 424.3 5.7 79.4
31 (53) Falmouth 70.4 81.4 84.4 74.5 21.5 6.1 309.5 6.5 72.4
32 (21) Leicester 70.2 88.8 87.7 68.6 12.2 7.5 386.0 5.3 74.0
33 (38) Strathclyde 70.1 89.3 89.2 65.7 19.3 6.5 476.4 5.4 77.5
33 (22) Aston 70.1 88.5 86.4 73.2 16.0 6.8 368.8 5.6 76.3
35 (34) Bristol 69.7 84.1 88.9 64.5 13.8 5.3 486.5 6.4 80.3
36 (40) King’s College London 67.7 82.9 87.4 62.3 11.3 6.5 455.3 6.0 79.4
37 (35) City 67.5 83.1 84.3 68.9 16.2 7.5 379.0 6.0 74.4
38 (47) Dundee 67.4 90.9 91.9 71.1 13.9 5.9 409.5 5.6 71.2
38 (32) Queen Mary 67.4 85.8 85.7 67.7 12.2 7.3 410.6 5.1 70.1
40 (36) Royal Holloway 67.3 88.0 88.9 71.0 15.3 5.1 398.1 4.9 62.2
41 (41) Aberdeen 66.8 86.4 86.4 64.8 13.4 5.4 446.4 6.0 75.0
42 (41) Keele 66.4 93.0 91.1 76.1 13.9 3.8 357.8 4.8 73.1
42 (37) Sheffield 66.4 88.7 88.7 67.9 15.0 5.5 428.6 5.7 77.1
44 (31) University of the Arts London 65 70.7 79.4 70.3 15.1 9.8 321.1 5.5 55.0
45 (46) Queen’s, Belfast 64.7 87.3 88.5 71.2 15.1 4.6 383.5 6.1 75.4
46 (51) Robert Gordon 64.4 86.8 85.2 69.5 19.6 3.8 384.6 5.1 81.1
47 (54) Essex 64.2 89.4 88.1 75.3 15.1 3.6 312.8 5.1 67.0
48 (39) Oxford Brookes 64.1 88.1 88.4 75.0 17.7 3.7 348.2 6.3 68.1
49 (55) Portsmouth 63.8 88.7 87.6 73.0 16.7 5.2 309.4 6.8 66.3
50 (48) Goldsmiths 63.7 86.4 89.2 67.8 14.8 3.9 359.9 6.8 54.2
51 (57) Nottingham Trent 61.9 86.9 86.1 76.4 17.2 4.6 309.5 5.4 64.2
52 (57) Swansea 61.7 88.4 86.4 71.5 15.3 4.8 326.2 5.7 79.2
53 (52) Brunel 61.6 89.8 85.8 75.0 16.7 5.5 351.6 4.6 60.2
54 (75) Hull 61.3 89.7 89.6 72.4 17.4 4.5 332.2 5.9 63.9
54 (65) Lincoln 61.3 86.2 88.2 72.6 18.0 4.3 334.8 4.4 67.5
54 (74) Gloucestershire 61.3 85.4 86.1 72.4 19.9 5.2 316.5 7.7 58.1
57 (82) Bangor 61 90.1 88.5 76.0 16.5 4.8 320.4 4.3 67.6
58 (80) Liverpool John Moores 60.3 84.2 84.5 74.5 18.5 3.8 344.3 7.4 61.8
59 (45) Liverpool 60.2 85.1 84.9 68.0 11.9 6.8 403.8 5.8 73.8
59 (56) Huddersfield 60.2 85.1 86.1 76.3 18.1 4.1 332.7 5.2 69.6
61 (69) Bath Spa 60 88.7 89.9 78.0 19.0 5.1 317.5 5.7 56.8
61 (44) Northampton 60 89.8 89.5 78.4 20.3 5.0 283.1 6.6 60.2
63 (71) Bournemouth 59.7 80.5 82.4 64.3 18.0 5.9 328.8 7.0 63.7
64 (78) Edinburgh Napier 59.3 85.0 86.0 71.8 20.4 3.8 347.6 7.5 61.3
65 (63) Stirling 59.2 87.7 87.6 68.8 15.0 4.1 375.6 4.0 70.2
65 (85) De Montfort 59.2 86.7 85.5 73.8 18.7 3.9 307.2 6.3 69.7
67 (62) Brighton 59 82.1 85.0 69.4 17.3 4.1 321.7 5.9 64.8
68 (60) Northumbria 58.9 84.4 84.4 70.4 18.0 3.7 363.0 6.2 62.3
69 (75) Edge Hill 58.6 85.5 88.2 76.5 15.7 4.2 319.3 4.7 58.5
69 (61) Chester 58.6 88.9 89.3 77.9 16.5 4.9 299.4 4.0 66.8
71 (80) Chichester 58.4 89.7 90.6 72.6 17.5 3.2 310.1 5.8 60.5
72 (83) Bradford 58.3 81.9 80.9 66.8 17.9 5.0 313.8 7.0 71.9
73 (50) Derby 58.1 85.8 87.3 75.1 15.4 5.3 290.0 4.6 54.8
74 (73) Sheffield Hallam 57.9 84.6 85.7 71.6 17.4 5.1 319.1 6.6 58.6
75 (59) Winchester 57.6 89.1 88.9 73.2 16.9 2.9 307.6 6.8 52.4
76 (69) Queen Margaret 57.5 86.5 87.2 68.1 19.1 2.7 341.1 6.8 63.7
77 (71) Manchester Met 57.3 83.3 83.7 72.3 17.8 3.3 346.9 5.6 60.7
78 (100) Roehampton 57.2 85.6 87.5 74.2 16.8 6.0 285.9 4.8 57.4
79 (66) Hertfordshire 56.9 83.5 84.0 65.7 17.8 4.7 318.5 6.2 68.4
79 (49) UWE Bristol 56.9 83.9 85.3 66.3 19.7 3.4 324.3 6.7 68.6
81 (86) Middlesex 56.5 84.9 83.8 74.8 18.6 7.1 269.9 5.6 56.9
82 (93) Ulster 56.4 87.4 85.9 73.5 16.6 3.8 306.2 5.9 58.7
83 (90) Staffordshire 56 84.6 86.8 72.9 17.0 6.2 274.1 4.9 55.7
84 (111) Leeds Trinity 55.9 86.2 88.0 79.2 21.7 3 283.7 5.5 65.7
85 (67) Central Lancashire 55.6 84.2 84.6 74.9 17.3 5.8 315.5 4.6 59.9
86 (88) Birmingham City 54.6 83.7 85.7 74.0 20.4 4.7 299.6 6.2 63.2
87 (68) Plymouth 53.3 85.9 87.4 72.2 17.7 5.3 312.1 6.0 58.1
88 (105) Anglia Ruskin 52.9 85.0 88.7 75.3 19.0 7.7 253.7 4.4 58.1
89 (91) Glasgow Caledonian 52.4 83.4 83.1 65.8 21.2 4.0 372.1 5.3 67.1
90 (94) Salford 51.9 78.6 81.8 70.9 17.0 4.5 334.3 4.8 56.7
91 (84) Teesside 51.6 83.7 85.0 74.6 17.7 5.5 305.5 4.1 58.0
92 (87) Greenwich 51.2 85.0 84.6 72.8 19.6 3.6 314.4 6.2 49.2
93 (101) Abertay Dundee 51 84.6 85.0 64.7 21.4 2.6 337.9 7.5 61.7
94 (97) West London 50.6 81.6 82.6 71.9 17.3 5.4 258.5 4.7 67.7
95 (98) Cardiff Met 50.4 86.5 85.7 75.8 19.0 3.8 317.1 4.7 58.8
96 (104) Cumbria 49.2 86.8 88.2 78.5 22.3 2.9 298.8 5.8 62.5
97 (98) Kingston 49.1 78.5 80.8 67.2 19.4 4.6 299.5 5.0 54.3
98 (115) Bedfordshire 49 84.4 85.0 75.2 18.3 5.4 229.2 4.9 59.5
99 (78) University Campus Suffolk 48.8 82.3 84.2 73.5 18.3 334.6 2.4 56.2
100 (96) St Mary’s, Twickenham 48.6 87.0 89.6 72.9 20.6 3.1 288.9 3.9 63.0
101 (95) Westminster 48.4 81.2 79.3 65.6 19.9 4.1 311.2 6.8 50.2
101 (92) Canterbury Christ Church 48.4 85.7 87.1 72.3 18.4 3.0 279.5 5.3 59.7
103 (64) Glyndwr 47.8 77.8 80.6 74.6 23.3 3.3 261.2 4.9 64.9
104 (na) Liverpool Hope 47.7 81.4 85.7 77.3 19.4 2.9 304.1 3.2 53.4
105 (113) Bolton 47 78.7 82.1 73.1 17.9 4.4 286.9 3.4 57.8
106 (109) East London 46.5 81.9 84.3 73.0 23.6 6.7 280.3 5.1 50.6
107 (89) York St John 46.2 83.4 85.4 68.5 20.6 3.8 291.6 4.6 64.7
108 (103) Worcester 45.5 82.6 85.0 69.1 19.1 2.0 301.4 5.4 61.1
109 (77) Sunderland 44.8 83.2 85.1 72.9 19.7 6.5 294.3 4.4 51.3
110 (106) Aberystwyth 44.2 82.4 85.8 65.3 17.9 4.4 312.3 3.9 53.3
111 (112) London South Bank 43.3 79.3 82.1 67.5 17.2 4.2 247.6 4.8 49.1
112 (na) Newman 42.9 88.2 89.0 75.3 18.9 3.8 294.6 3.0 57.9
113 (102) South Wales 42.7 79.6 81.8 69.0 20.5 3.5 320.2 4.6 54.8
114 (107) Southampton Solent 42.6 79.7 80.6 69.1 18.3 3.7 276.2 3.8 50.8
115 (110) West of Scotland 42.4 84.0 83.1 65.9 21.1 3.7 305.0 5.9 58.4
116 (108) Leeds Beckett 40.4 81.2 82.2 68.0 20.9 3.3 287.7 4.5 54.8
117 (na) Trinity Saint David 36.3 79.9 84.4 72.4 22.4 4.2 265.6 2.7 50.7
118 (116) London Met 32.3 75.9 77.6 65.5 19.6 2.8 238.4 4.2 47.1
119 (114) Bucks New University 31.3 75.0 79.3 67.9 21.8 2.5 257.9 4.1 53.5

 

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  1. 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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