Loughborough ranked in top five again in Guardian University Guide

Loughborough has retained its top five ranking in the 2020 Guardian University Guide, taking 4th place for the second year running.

The national league table, published today (Friday 7 June), ranks the country’s 121 universities by scoring each institution on a range of aspects of university life, including how satisfied students are with their course and what their chances are of getting a good job.

Speaking about Loughborough’s continued success in the league table, the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said: “It is incredibly rewarding to see that the hard work and dedication of the entire Loughborough family, who work tirelessly to ensure all  our students get the very best out of their university years, has been recognised yet again.

“To see Loughborough ranked in the top five, behind only Cambridge, St Andrews and Oxford, is fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who plays a part in making the University such an incredible place.”

The 2020 Guardian University Guide top ten is:

1. Cambridge

2. St Andrews

3. Oxford 

4. Loughborough

5. Durham 

6. Bath

7. Imperial College

7. Lancaster

9. Warwick

10. Exeter

The full results are available on The 2020 Guardian University Guide website.

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.