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Top 10 in all national league tables

Loughborough University is ranked in the top 10 in each of the most recent national league tables, cementing its status as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions.

The Guardian University Guide 2019

 In the Guardian University Guide 2019, Loughborough was ranked 4th overall.

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Rank in 2019 league tablesUniversity
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 Loughborough
5 Durham
6 Bath
6 Imperial College
8 Warwick
9 Lancaster
10 Leeds

The Complete University Guide 2019

In the Complete University Guide 2019, Loughborough was ranked 7th overall.

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Rank in 2019University
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 London School of Economics
4 Imperial College London
5 St Andrews
6 Durham
7 Loughborough
8 Lancaster
9 Warwick
10 University College London

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

In The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018Loughborough rose to 7th place and was runner up for the main University of the Year award.

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20182017Institution
1 (1) Cambridge
2 (2) Oxford
3 (3) St Andrews
4 (5) Imperial
5 (4) Durham
6 (9=) Lancaster
7= (6) UCL
7= (11) Loughborough
9 (7) Warwick
10 (13) Leeds
11 (8) LSE
12 (12) Bath
13 (15) UEA
14 (9=) Exeter
15 (16) Birmingham
16= (19) Bristol
16= (17) York
18 (20) Nottingham
19 (14) Surrey
20 (29) Glasgow

Loughborough’s results in these league tables saw the University climb two places to 6th position in the Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ in 2017, which ranks the UK’s top 30 universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic university rankings.

Loughborough is now ranked ahead of two thirds of the 24 universities that comprise the Russell Group, placing it firmly among the UK’s higher education elite.