Happy students on campus

Loughborough top in England for student satisfaction

Loughborough has been ranked the top mainstream university in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).

The independent NSS asks students for honest feedback about what it’s like to study at their institution, and to rank their overall satisfaction for their university and students’ union.

Almost 92% of the Loughborough students who completed this year’s NSS agreed they were satisfied with their course at the University, compared to the national average of 84%.

Loughborough’s Learning Resources are also rated first in the UK, and 16 of the University’s subject areas are in the national top 10 rankings. Loughborough Students’ Union is ranked second out of all university students’ unions in the country.

Speaking about this year’s NSS results Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University said: “It is a credit to the entire campus community that we can now say Loughborough is the top University in England for student satisfaction, and that our Students’ Union is one of the very best in the country.

“At Loughborough we have always been committed to offering our students the very best university experience, our ranking in the NSS is testament to this. I would like to thank all the Loughborough students that took the time to complete the NSS.” 

The full NSS results can be found here.

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 17/110

* For the ‘Overall University Satisfaction’ ranking Further Education Colleges, Specialist Higher Education Institutions and Alternate and Private Providers are excluded.

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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 to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough was ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018 and was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. It has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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.