UK University Rankings – Top 20

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 the top 20 results of 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 2024Times 2024Institution
11University of St Andrews
22University of Oxford
33University of Cambridge
44London School of Economics and Political Science
55Imperial College London
68University of Bath
77Durham University
86University College London
99University of Warwick
1010Loughborough University
1114Lancaster University
1219University of Aberdeen
1312University of Glasgow
1413University of Edinburgh
1542University of the Arts, London
1620University of Strathclyde
1716University of Bristol
1811University of Exeter
1915University of York
2017University of Southampton

To see the full rankings, you can visit the Guardian and Times league tables and results.

Updated September 2023