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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 2020

 In the Guardian University Guide 2020, 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 2020

In the Complete University Guide 2020, Loughborough was ranked 8th overall.

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Rank in 2020University
1 Cambridge
2 Oxford
3 St Andrews
4 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
5 Imperial College London
6 Durham
7 Lancaster 
8 Loughborough
9 Bath
10 University College London

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

In The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019Loughborough rose to 5th place and was named University of the Year, making it the only university in the history of the guide to take the University of the Year title twice.

Loughborough’s results in these league tables saw the University remain in 5th position in the Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ in 2020, 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.