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20 Sep 2019

Loughborough remains fifth best university in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

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Loughborough University has maintained its top five ranking for a second successive year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and remains the top university in the Midlands.

The guide ranks universities on nine indicators – teaching quality, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates. 

In the 2020 guide Loughborough is ranked fifth out of 134 universities, has improved in five of the nine measures and comes third in the UK for student experience. This success follows on from Loughborough being named The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for a second time in the 2019 guide.

Speaking about its latest ranking, Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said: “Yet again this league table demonstrates that Loughborough is truly one of the country’s best universities. But this doesn’t happen by chance. The Loughborough family is incredible, working tirelessly to ensure that every student, both here at the Loughborough campus and at our campus in London, gets the very best out of their university years.

“I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment and congratulate them on being part of a hugely successful top five UK university.”

Loughborough secured its position as one of the UK's Top-10 UK business schools again with Business Studies moving up two places to a joint 3rd with Oxford University and Economics firmly remaining in the Top-10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020:

Subject area rankings:

  • 1st for Librarianship and Information Management
  • Joint 3rd for Business Studies
  • 10th for Finance and Accounting
  • 10th for Economics

‘Graduate Prospects’ by subject area:

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

The full Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 is published this weekend in The Sunday Times (September 22) and will be available to view online here.

The top universities in the East Midlands are:

Regional rank

 

University

National rank

1

Loughborough

5

2

Nottingham

21

3

Nottingham Trent

40

4

Leicester

41

5

Lincoln

51

6

De Montfort

74

7

Derby

91

8

Bishop Grosseteste  

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