Institutions in the UK are ranked on the basis of student satisfaction, graduate prospects and facilities spent. The points an institution is awarded corresponds to the institutions position in the league tables. Here is a look at the most trusted and complete league table of top 10 Best Universities in UK in 2017.
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10. University of Exeter
The rise of this university to prominence has been boosted by the fact that it has increased entry standards and graduate prospects. It can be remembered that it was just 2 years ago that the University of Exeter first appeared in the Complete University Guide’s top 10. The university has been on that spot for the 3rd year in a row.
Academics aside, the other reason why this university is everyone’s favorite is due to the fact that it is located in the South West. This is where you get the best weather in England.
9. Lancaster University
Lancaster University is back again in UK’s top 10 universities for 2016. The University took a 2 year break from this table. It seems like it was working and spending time to give its students an all-around experience. The result has been an increased Facilities Spend and Academic Services Spend.
If you are looking for a top quality campus-based university experience then look no further. Lancaster University gives you a quick access to the great outdoors (the Lake District is on Lancaster’s doorstep)
8. University of Surrey
Out of all the universities in the Complete University Guide, it is evident that the University of Surrey has truly gone from strength to strength. This university was ranked 35th in 2008 but through its hard work, it has secured a spot in the top 10.
The university is located in Surrey’s county town, Guildford. The nation’s capital is not far down the road, so this is where you should be if you are seeking high quality education in a bustling area.
7. University of Warwick
University of Warwick always comes at the top when you do your search on the best university in the Midlands. If you have a dream and would wish to have a tangible university career then you need to go to this university. It scores high for Research, Graduate prospects and Entry standards. It is also important to note that this university features heavily in most subject tables making it an all-rounder institution for future men and women of substance.
6. University of St Andrews
This is the country’s oldest university and still ranks as a top university in the beautiful backdrop of the east coast of Scotland. Although the University of St Andrews is located in the rural part of the country, this doesn’t stop it from attracting the young minds of the UK. What do you expect from a university that produces more directors of FTSE 100 companies in proportion to its size than any other educational institution in Britain?
5. Durham University
Before the 2016 league table, most people regarded Durham University as a stomping ground for Oxbridge rejects. But that notion should be thrown out of the window now. This is a high-performing university in its own right and this can be seen by its consistent appearance in the top 5 universities in the UK. You should be a part of the outstanding reputation of Durham University is you want to be a winner.
4. Imperial College London
Imperial College London has regained its 4th place position in the 2016 league table. This university always places within the UK’s top 10 universities. What makes this university recognized in the whole of UK is the fact that it always records improvements in scores across the board and most notable in Entry Standards, Graduate Prospects and Student Satisfaction.
This university located in the ever-busy city of London is the specialist in engineering, business, medicine and science. This is why Imperial College London is high sought after by the bright minds of UK.
3. London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been in this position for 4 years now. This is clear indication that the university certainly has a good reputation when it comes to the Complete University Guide. The university has also been in the top 5 universities in UK since 2007. So it can be comfortably said that London School of Economics and Political Science is fighting for the top position, so other competitors should watch out. The student cohort includes representatives from around 145 countries. This means that this is an international university serving people from all parts of the world. Its specialties are the social sciences.
2. University of Oxford
Most people would say that Oxford deserves a better position than just the second in the top 10 best universities of UK in 2017. Well this position now seems to be something of a habit. It can be remembered that Oxford won this year’s boat race in both women and men races. So with this prestigious tittle, why not claim the top position in the Complete University Guide league?
However, the university’s prowess in academic is known worldwide and this is the institution that has produced some of the greatest minds the world has ever seen. Who doesn’t know Stephen Hawking and the infallible Boris Johnson.
1. University of Cambridge
For the fifth year running, Cambridge has been Oxford’s top rival for the top spot. Imagine being at the top of the game for five consecutive years. This is almost becoming a permanent position for the University of Cambridge.
This university looks like it will be on top of the scene for some time and won’t lose its grip anytime soon due to its excellence in teaching and research not forgetting its rigorous entry standards. If you want to be on the same page with the likes of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton, this where you need to be.
That said, you now have an idea of the institution you would like to be associated with. The UK being a country where Academics is a priority, you need to consider one of the above institutions to get that top job.