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Loughborough University 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.

Speaking about the 2017 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor said: “This is an amazing achievement for our entire Loughborough University community and is yet further evidence that Loughborough is one of the best universities in the country.

“Already this year we have won the Times Higher Student Experience of the Year Award and two Whatuni Student Choice Awards. To then secure 7th in the Complete University Guide shows what an incredible environment we have created here at Loughborough, and one we are all rightfully proud of.

“Rankings always fluctuate and universities go up and down, but Loughborough’s long-term trajectory is firmly upwards.”

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

To see the table in full click here.

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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 the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. It was also named University of the Year in the In the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015 and Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times.

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. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

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

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