Loughborough retains impressive QS Five Stars Plus rating

Loughborough University continues its streak of success as it was recently announced that the institution has maintained its Five Stars Plus rating from QS Stars.

It is one of only thirteen universities worldwide to have received the accolade this year.

The rating system evaluates performance across a number of categories such as teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, inclusiveness and facilities.

The University was awarded Five Stars in all of the categories and overall was given a rating of Five Stars Plus with a total of 918/1,000 points.

Aspects within these categories that enabled the University to achieve this prestigious score included 90% student satisfaction, over 150 student clubs and societies on offer, and almost 1,000 international partnerships.

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison commented: “Retaining the best QS Star rating possible is a great achievement for us. Alongside the recent news that we have been named University of the Year at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards, and our top ten position in every national league table, reinforces what a fantastic place Loughborough University is.”

More information on QS Stars and a full list of the rankings can be viewed online 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 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 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. 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.