Executive Education


9 Jun 2020

Loughborough climbs to sixth in The Complete University Guide 2021

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Loughborough has climbed two places to sixth in the Complete University Guide 2021 and remains the only University in the Midlands to feature in the top ten.

The league table, published today (Tuesday 9 June 2020), is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, Good Honours Degrees, and Completion. It includes 130 institutions.

Speaking about the 2021 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “In these challenging times it is fantastic to be reminded of what we have achieved. Our continued presence in the top ten underlines our position as one of the very best universities in the country.

“As always, this is thanks to hard work and commitment by staff across the University and the Students’ Union who ensure our students get the very best out of their university years.”

The School of Business and Economics also placed well. The main SBE rankings in the Complete University Guide 2021 are as follows:

  • 1st in UK for Librarianship and Information Management
  • 5th in UK for Business and Management Studies.
  • 9th in UK for Accounting and Finance

SBE also ranked extremely well in the Complete University Guide 2021 'Graduate Prospects' list:

  • 1st in UK for Accounting and Finance
  • 1st in UK for Librarianship and Information Management
  • 2nd in UK for Business and Management Studies.

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2021 are:

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

Explore the full league table.