Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities

Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.

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 129 institutions.

Loughborough has been ranked tenth in the UK, and remains the top ranked university in the East Midlands. In separate listings covering 70 subjects, Loughborough features in the top ten for 14 of the 29 subjects it teaches, finishing first for Librarianship and Information Management.

Speaking about the 2018 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor said: “It is great to get independent confirmation of the fantastic environment we have created here at the campus. This top ten ranking reinforces Loughborough’s position as one of the best universities in the country, and that yet again we are the best in the region.”

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2018 are:

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

To see the table in full click here.

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.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.