Loughborough secures top ten ranking for seventh consecutive year in Complete University Guide 2023

Loughborough has been ranked seventh out of 130 universities – securing a place in the top ten for the seventh year running – in the Complete University Guide 2023, published today (Tuesday 14 June 2022).

It also remains the highest ranked university in the Midlands, underlining its position as one of the best universities in the country.

‌The league table is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects – outcomes, Graduate Prospects – on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, and Completion. It includes 130 institutions.

Speaking about the 2023 guide Professor Nick Jennings, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “Loughborough’s continued success in the Complete University Guide is testament to the unique environment we have created at our campuses, where our academic colleagues and students truly thrive. And our new strategy, Creating Better Futures Together, demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring every member of our University community gets the very best out of their time at Loughborough.

“Our success in this, and other national league tables, is the result of hard work and commitment by staff from across the University and the Students’ Union, and I’m delighted to see this effort has been rewarded with yet another top ten ranking.”

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Chair of the Complete University Guide Advisory Board, said: “Congratulations to Loughborough University for achieving the top position in this year’s Complete University Guide regional rankings. The tight rankings show just how high the standards are among the East Midlands’ top universities.”

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2023 are:

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

The full league table can be viewed at TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk.

Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019. Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in the Guardian University League Table 2021, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 6th in The UK Complete University Guide 2021.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes. The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.