The Best Universities in the UK 2018/2019 Revealed

According to The Guardian’s 2019 university league table, these are the best universities in the UK right now.

Take a look and see where your university features.

1. Cambridge

university of cambridge

Maintaining their top spot with an impressive score of 100/100 is the University of Cambridge. It’s not an easy university to get into, in fact, Cambridge requires higher grades than anywhere else in the UK, however, once there 91% of students are satisfied with the teaching and 89% are satisfied with their course.

2. Oxford

university of oxford

Coming in second place with a score of 97.4/100 is, unsurprisingly, the University of Oxford. Considered to be the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford has certainly stood the test of time and continues to deliver a first-class student experience.

3. St Andrews

st andrews university

Hot on the heels of Oxford with a score of 97.2/100 is the University of St Andrews. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (following Oxford and Cambridge Universities).

4. Loughborough

loughborough university

Climbing two places from last year, Loughborough University comes in fourth place with a score of 87.9/100. Loughborough ranks particularly highly for engineering and technology and is noted for its sports-related courses and achievements.

5. Durham

university of durham

Dropping one place since last year, Durham University is still a very respectable fifth with a score of 87.6/100. Durham has held a top 10 spot in The Guardian’s table since 2012.

6. Bath

University of Bath

The University of Bath comes in sixth place with a score of 84.1/100. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 the university was awarded the title of “Best Campus University in Britain”.

7. Imperial College

imperial college

Dropping from sixth to seventh place this year is Imperial College London with a score of 83.3/100. Despite this, their tough entry requirements still make Imperial the second hardest university to get into in terms of required grades.

8. Warwick

university of Warwick

Maintaining eighth position is the University of Warwick with a score of 80.9/100. Commenting on the news, the University of Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Croft, said:

“I’m delighted that our university has once more been named as one of the UK’s top ten by the Guardian’s University Guide.

“This remarkable achievement is welcome recognition of the Warwick community’s dedication to our university – and I thank them for all they contribute to our continued success.”

9. Lancaster

lancaster university

Lancaster University is ranked as ninth in the country with a score of 80.2/100, equalling its position from the previous year and remaining in the top ten of all three major UK league tables. Lancaster University is currently also the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide University of the Year.

10. Leeds

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds has moved into the Guardian University Guide top ten for the first time, jumping four places and rising for the fourth consecutive year with a score of 78.8/100.

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, said: “This position highlights the excellence across the board that is on offer at Leeds; in the quality of our teaching, our research, our international focus, and the way in which we nurture students by creating a supportive and friendly environment.”

Additional Rankings

11. UCL

12. York

13. Coventry

14. Exeter

15. London School of Economics

16. Nottingham Trent

17. Nottingham

18. UEA

19. Birmingham

20. Bristol

21. Surrey

22. Lincoln

23. Southampton

24. Glasgow

25. Portsmouth

26. Sussex

27. Newcastle

28. Edinburgh

29. Derby

30. Dundee

31. Swansea

31. Essex

33. Liverpool Hope

34. Manchester

35. Kent

36. Keele

37. UWE Bristol

38. Royal Holloway

49. Sheffield

40. Stirling

41. Oxford Brookes

41. Huddersfield

43. Aston

44. Staffordshire

45. Aberystwyth

46. Reading

47. Bangor

48. Northumbria

49. Liverpool John Moores

50. West London

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