Loughborough leaps to 7th in The Complete University Guide 2017

Loughborough University has leapt to its highest ever ranking of 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 – the fastest riser in the top 20.

The league table is based on ten measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student to staff ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees achieved, graduate prospects and completion. It includes 127 institutions.

This is the first time Loughborough has entered the top ten of the guide, passing the universities of Warwick, Lancaster, Surrey and Exeter.

Speaking about the 2017 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor said:

"This is an amazing achievement for our entire Loughborough University community and is yet further evidence that Loughborough is one of the best universities in the country.

"Already this year we have won the Times Higher Student Experience of the Year Award and two Whatuni Student Choice Awards. To then secure 7th in the Complete University Guide shows what an incredible environment we have created here at Loughborough, and one we are all rightfully proud of.

"Rankings always fluctuate and universities go up and down, but Loughborough’s long-term trajectory is firmly upwards."

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 are:

RankingUniversity
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 London School of Economics
4 Imperial College London
5 St Andrews
6 Durham
7 Loughborough
8 Warwick
9 Lancaster
10 University College London

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.