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Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities

Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.

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 129 institutions.

Loughborough has been ranked tenth in the UK, and remains the top ranked university in the East Midlands. In separate listings covering 70 subjects, Loughborough features in the top ten for 14 of the 29 subjects it teaches, finishing first for Librarianship and Information Management.

Speaking about the 2018 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor said: “It is great to get independent confirmation of the fantastic environment we have created here at the campus. This top ten ranking reinforces Loughborough’s position as one of the best universities in the country, and that yet again we are the best in the region.”

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2018 are:

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

To see the table in full click here.

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Press release reference number: PR 17/62

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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, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough was ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2017 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018 and was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

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