Our achievements

We take pride in offering an experience and creating a community that you can be proud to be a part of. Here are some of our latest achievements.

University league tables


out of 130 UK universities in the Complete University Guide 2025


in the Guardian League Table 2024


out of 131 UK universities in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Research and innovation

Over 90% of Loughborough’s research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Awarded 5 stars for research

International QS Stars Scheme 2023

Student experience


for University Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024

2nd in the UK

for student experience

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Best university in the UK

University Compare Top 100 universities 2022

7th in the UK

for student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2023, Times Higher Education analysis


Best university in the world for sports-related subjects

Seven years running - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2023

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions

Unbeaten for 42 years running (2023)



Average salary 15 months post graduation per year

Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020/21 graduates (median salary, UK domiciled, first degree students)

£31.5k (6k higher than the sector median)

Median average salary 3 years after graduation

Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2022, UK domiciled first degree graduates only


in graduate level employment or higher level study

Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020/21 graduates (FT UK and Channel Isles, first degree students)

No. 1 in the UK for employer-student connections

and within the top 25 globally

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

2nd for Job Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020

Four-star rating for careers service and job prospects

Best UK Universities 2023, StudentCrowd

Awarded 5* for employability

International QS Stars Scheme 2023

Whilst Loughborough is proud of its ranking success, it is also signatory to the More Than Our Rank initiative which recognises a much broader range of our institutional ambitions, activities and achievements that are not captured by any university ranking.