About the University

Our achievements

Ranked 7th out of 131 institutions in The Complete University Guide 2019

Loughborough University has consolidated its position as one of the top ten best universities in the country, movingg up to 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019, remaining the top ranked university in the East Midlands.

The league table is based on ten measures: Student Satisfaction; Research Quality; Research Intensity; Entry Standards; Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours Degrees; Graduate Prospects and Completion. It includes 131 institutions.

This is the third year Loughborough has been in the top ten of the guide, above the universities of Bath, Birmingham, Warwick, Surrey and Exeter.

Our move up of three places to seventh in the UK is testament to the world leading research our academics carry out; the excellent teaching provided by our staff; our close links with industry; and the unique partnership we enjoy with the Students’ Union. By bringing all these things together across our two campuses we ensure every one of our students gets the very best out of their university years

Professor Bob Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor

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

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

See The UK Complete University Guide 2019 table.