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Complete University Guide 2017

A top ten University. Loughborough leaps to 7th in The Complete University Guide 2017

Loughborough University has leapt to its highest ever ranking of 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 – the fastest riser in the top 20 and the top ranked university in the Midlands.

The league table is based on ten measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student to staff ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees achieved, graduate prospects and completion. It includes 127 institutions.

This is the first time Loughborough has entered the top ten of the guide, passing the universities of Warwick, Lancaster, Surrey and Exeter.

I would like to thank the entire Loughborough University community for getting us where we are today. To secure 7th place in the guide shows what an incredible environment we have created here at Loughborough, and one we should all be rightfully proud of. Rankings always fluctuate and universities go up and down, but Loughborough’s long-term trajectory is firmly upwards.

Professor Bob Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 are:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. London School of Economics
  4. Imperial College London
  5. St Andrews
  6. Durham
  7. Loughborough
  8. Warwick
  9. Lancaster
  10. University College London

See The UK Complete University Guide 2017 table.

Already this year the University has topped the Times Higher Student Experience of the Year ranking and won two Whatuni Student Choice Awards.