Top UK Universities 2018 – Complete University Guide

The top UK universities 2018 rankings look at several factors to calculate a university’s total score – entry standards, student satisfaction, graduate prospects and research quality.

Just like previous years, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford claimed the top two spots. Cambridge has held its number one spot since 2012 and Oxford has ranked second for the last four years.

Top UK Universities 2018_St Andrews University

Compared with the 2017 rankings, the rest of the universities that made the top 10 haven’t changed, but their ranking order has. St. Andrews climbed two spots to claim third place, and University College London moved up three places from 10th to 7th. Two London universities – the London School of Economics and Imperial College London – both moved down a place each, while Loughborough University fell three places.

Top UK Universities 2018_Nottingham

Beyond the top 10, the University of Bristol and the University of Nottingham moved up into the top 20, taking 17th and 18th place respectively. Two universities lost their top 20 spots – the University of Edinburgh and the University of Southampton – falling to 23rd and 26 respectively.

The biggest overall movers this year were the University of West London and De Montfort University. West London climbed an impressive 26 places from 106th to 80th, while De Montfort fell from 54th to 82nd.

The Complete University Guide – Top UK universities 2018
1st – University of Cambridge
2nd – University of Oxford
3rd – St. Andrews University
4th – London School of Economics
5th – Imperial College London
6th – University of Durham
7th – University College London
8th – University of Warwick
9th – Lancaster University
10th – Loughborough University
11th – University of Bath
12th – University of East Anglia
13th – University of Surrey
14th – University of Exeter
15th – University of Leeds
16th – University of Birmingham
17th – University of Bristol
18th – University of Nottingham
19th – University of Sussex
20th – University of York

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