About the University

A University you can be proud to be a part of

Here at Loughborough we take pride in offering an experience and creating a community that you can be proud to be a part of.

A Year in Review 2015/16

A video review of Loughborough University's achievements and activities during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Our teaching and learning offers academic excellence in a broad range of disciplines, from sport and exercise science to engineering, business and the arts, and was recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our renowned student experience gives every student the opportunity they need to achieve their full potential, and was voted second in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2017.  

Our strong connections to industry boost these opportunities by providing students with access to placements. They also form the backbone of enterprising outlook that is helping business to innovate, expand and improve performance.

Our outstanding research is generating globally important work that is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, making it not only cutting-edge, but relevant too.

Our reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms our position as the number one university for sport. 

Our superb 440 acre single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, offering great facilities for students, staff and visitors to the University.

Our Students' Union is one of the very best in the country and is one of the only unions to be owned and managed by students.

The elements above, combined with our focus and a strong sense of community spirit, has created something that is truly special and distinctive amongst UK universities. 

Loughborough University officially rank 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018

6th in the Guardian League Tables 2018

Loughborough University officially rank 10th in the Complete University Guide 2018

Since the inception of the survey in 2006 Loughborough has topped the table seven times, including last year (2016), and come top five no less than 10 times. Over the period of the survey Loughborough has enjoyed the best results in the country for student satisfaction.

The University has more than 16,500 students from over 100 different countries, and employs over 3,000 members of staff.

We have a postgraduate campus in London. Loughborough University London is located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport for the second time by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Berry pink graphic with text which reads University of the Year for Sport

Loughborough University officially rank 6th in the ‘Table of Tables’ 2017 Times Higher Education.

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Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.

Best Sporting University in the World

Find out more about the statistics behind Loughborough University by downloading our Facts and Figures (June 2016).