UK University Rankings, A Complete List

Picking your university can feel like a daunting task. Your next three to four years and potentially your future career could be largely shaped by the institution you choose.

Related: Find out more about university rankings

You don’t have to make your decision without help however, and one of the most useful tools for comparing universities are university rankings. We have collated two of the highest regarded rankings, the Guardian University League Tables and the Times Good University Guide. Explore them below and visit their institution profiles to find out more:

Guardian 2020Times 2019Institution
1 1University of Cambridge
2 3University of St. Andrews
3 2University of Oxford
4 5Loughborough University
5 7Durham University
6 13University of Bath
7= 4Imperial College London
7= 6Lancaster University
9 10University of Warwick
10 12University of Exeter
11 11University of Leeds
12 37Nottingham Trent University
13 33=University for the Creative Arts
14 17University of Glasgow
15 46=Coventry University
16 14University of Birmingham
17 42University of Lincoln
18 16University of Nottingham
19 9London School of Economics
20 22University of York
21 51=University of Portsmouth
22 8UCL
23 19=University of Bristol
24 18University of Southampton
25 28University of Edinburgh
26= 75University of Derby
26= 23University of Surrey
28 58UWE Bristol
29 27University of Dundee
30 15University of East Anglia
31 30Swansea University
32 48=Keele University
33 63=Oxford Brookes University
34 26University of Aberdeen
35 21Newcastle University
36 56Aston University
37 57Staffordshire University
38 32Cardiff University
39 94=University of the Arts London
40 19=University of Manchester
41 41University of Sussex
42 24Royal Holloway, University of London
43= 50Liverpool Hope University
43= 62University of Huddersfield
45= 44=University of Stirling
45= 25University of Sheffield
47 61Northumbria University
48= 59Edge Hill University
48= 110=Kingston University
50 31University of Liverpool
51 44=University of Strathclyde
52 84Falmouth University
53 38=Queen’s University Belfast
54 48=Aberystwyth University
55 67Sheffield Hallam University
56 53SOAS
57= 83University of West London
57= 89University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
59 60Ulster University
60 72University of Plymouth
61= 35=Heriot-Watt University
61= 65De Montfort University
63=35=King’s College London
63= 74Liverpool John Moores University
66 55University of Kent
67 29University of Essex
68= 81=University of Gloucestershire
68= 107London South Bank University
70 40University of Reading
71 85=Teesside University
72 98University of Bradford
73= 105=University of Central Lancashire
73= 94=University of Chichester
73= 85=Solent University
76 78Bournemouth University
77 96Robert Gordon University
78 77St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
79 63=Bangor University
80 69Manchester Metropolitan University
81 101Glasgow Caledonian University
82 73University of Chester
83 46=Queen Mary University of London
84= 38=University of Leicester
84= 97Queen Margaret University
86 126University of Bolton
87 105=Abertay University Dundee
88 91University of Worcester
89 93University of Sunderland
90 100University of Greenwich
91 81=University of Salford
92 90University of Hertfordshire
93 99University of Northampton
94 87=Leeds Trinity University
95 103=University of Hull
96 79University of Winchester
97 68City, University of London
98 110=University of South Wales
99= 122Anglia Ruskin University
99= 71Goldsmiths, University of London
99= 76Brunel University London
102 114University of Westminster
103 70University of Roehampton
104115=University of East London
105 120Edinburgh Napier University
106 92University of the West of Scotland
107= 102York St. John University
107= 103=Bath Spa University
109 110=Middlesex University
110 119Newman University
111 131London Metropolitan University
112 129Glyndwr University
113 108Cardiff Metropolitan University
114 123University of Brighton
115 127University of Wolverhampton
116 125University of Cumbria
117 118Canterbury Christ Church University
118 124Leeds Beckett University
119 130University of Suffolk
120 117Buckinghamshire New University
121 121University of Bedfordshire
 N/A 33=Harper Adams University
N/A 51Arts University Bournemouth
 N/A 54Leeds Arts University
 N/A 66Norwich University of the Arts
 N/A 80St. George’s, University of London
N/A 94University of the Arts, London
 N/A 109Plymouth Marjon University
 N/A 113Bishop Grosseteste University
 N/A 115=Royal Agricultural University
 N/A 128Birkbeck, University of London
 N/A 132Ravensbourne University London