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18 Sep 2015

Loughborough retains its 13th place ranking in Times Good University Guide 2016

Loughborough University has maintained its position as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions, holding onto its 13th place out of 123 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The guide, published in this Sunday’s (20 September) newspaper, ranks universities on eight key criteria – student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, services and facilities spend, and drop-out rates.

In the subject tables, Loughborough is ranked top for Librarianship and Information Management. Twelve other subject areas are ranked in the top ten.

Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, said he was delighted that the University has maintained its strong position. 

He added: “We are incredibly proud of the unique environment we have created at Loughborough. Working in partnership with our Students’ Union we provide our students with not only the best educational experience but also an amazing life experience, giving them all the skills they need to be the very best they can be.

“This latest ranking in the Good University Guide 2016 further cements Loughborough’s position as one of the country’s top universities.”

Loughborough continues to be in the top 15 of all three national university league tables, after an 11th place ranking in both the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide earlier this year. It also remains the East Midlands’ top university.

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Article reference number: PR 15/175

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 top 20:

Cambridge

1

Oxford

2

Imperial College

3

St Andrews

4

Durham

5

Warwick

6

Exeter

7

Surrey

8

LSE

9

University College London

10

Lancaster

11

Bath

12

Loughborough

13

Leeds

14

York

15

Southampton

16

Birmingham

17

East Anglia

18

Sussex

19

Bristol

20

 

Loughborough's subject areas in the top ten:

Librarianship and Information Management

1

Art and Design

2

Building

2

Communication and Media Studies

2

Sport Science

2

Town and Country Planning and Landscape

3

Materials Technology

6

Mechanical Engineering

6

Accounting and Finance

7

Business Studies

7

Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering

9

Chemical Engineering

10

Economics

10

 

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University
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