UK University Rankings, A Complete List

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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 2020 Times 2019 Institution
1  1 University of Cambridge
2  3 University of St. Andrews
3  2 University of Oxford
4  5 Loughborough University
5  7 Durham University
6  13 University of Bath
7=  4 Imperial College London
7=  6 Lancaster University
9  10 University of Warwick
10  12 University of Exeter
11  11 University of Leeds
12  37 Nottingham Trent University
13  33= University for the Creative Arts
14  17 University of Glasgow
15  46= Coventry University
16  14 University of Birmingham
17  42 University of Lincoln
18  16 University of Nottingham
19  9 London School of Economics
20  22 University of York
21  51= University of Portsmouth
22  8 UCL
23  19= University of Bristol
24  18 University of Southampton
25  28 University of Edinburgh
26=  75 University of Derby
26=  23 University of Surrey
28  58 UWE Bristol
29  27 University of Dundee
30  15 University of East Anglia
31  30 Swansea University
32  48= Keele University
33  63= Oxford Brookes University
34  26 University of Aberdeen
35  21 Newcastle University
36  56 Aston University
37  57 Staffordshire University
38  32 Cardiff University
39  94= University of the Arts London
40  19= University of Manchester
41  41 University of Sussex
42  24 Royal Holloway, University of London
43=  50 Liverpool Hope University
43=  62 University of Huddersfield
45=  44= University of Stirling
45=  25 University of Sheffield
47  61 Northumbria University
48=  59 Edge Hill University
48=  110= Kingston University
50  31 University of Liverpool
51  44= University of Strathclyde
52  84 Falmouth University
53  38= Queen’s University Belfast
54  48= Aberystwyth University
55  67 Sheffield Hallam University
56  53 SOAS
57=  83 University of West London
57=  89 University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
59  60 Ulster University
60  72 University of Plymouth
61=  35= Heriot-Watt University
61=  65 De Montfort University
63= 35= King’s College London
63=  74 Liverpool John Moores University
66  55 University of Kent
67  29 University of Essex
68=  81= University of Gloucestershire
68=  107 London South Bank University
70  40 University of Reading
71  85= Teesside University
72  98 University of Bradford
73=  105= University of Central Lancashire
73=  94= University of Chichester
73=  85= Solent University
76  78 Bournemouth University
77  96 Robert Gordon University
78  77 St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
79  63= Bangor University
80  69 Manchester Metropolitan University
81  101 Glasgow Caledonian University
82  73 University of Chester
83  46= Queen Mary University of London
84=  38= University of Leicester
84=  97 Queen Margaret University
86  126 University of Bolton
87  105= Abertay University Dundee
88  91 University of Worcester
89  93 University of Sunderland
90  100 University of Greenwich
91  81= University of Salford
92  90 University of Hertfordshire
93  99 University of Northampton
94  87= Leeds Trinity University
95  103= University of Hull
96  79 University of Winchester
97  68 City, University of London
98  110= University of South Wales
99=  122 Anglia Ruskin University
99=  71 Goldsmiths, University of London
99=  76 Brunel University London
102  114 University of Westminster
103  70 University of Roehampton
104 115= University of East London
105  120 Edinburgh Napier University
106  92 University of the West of Scotland
107=  102 York St. John University
107=  103= Bath Spa University
109  110= Middlesex University
110  119 Newman University
111  131 London Metropolitan University
112  129 Glyndwr University
113  108 Cardiff Metropolitan University
114  123 University of Brighton
115  127 University of Wolverhampton
116  125 University of Cumbria
117  118 Canterbury Christ Church University
118  124 Leeds Beckett University
119  130 University of Suffolk
120  117 Buckinghamshire New University
121  121 University of Bedfordshire
 N/A  33= Harper Adams University
N/A  51 Arts University Bournemouth
 N/A  54 Leeds Arts University
 N/A  66 Norwich University of the Arts
 N/A  80 St. George’s, University of London
N/A  94 University of the Arts, London
 N/A  109 Plymouth Marjon University
 N/A  113 Bishop Grosseteste University
 N/A  115= Royal Agricultural University
 N/A  128 Birkbeck, University of London
 N/A  132 Ravensbourne University London