Loughborough only Midlands university to feature in top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020

Loughborough is the only university in the Midlands to feature in the top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020, published today (Wednesday 1 May 2019).

‌The league table 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, and includes 131 institutions. Loughborough is ranked eighth in the national table.

Speaking about the 2020 guide Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “Loughborough’s continued presence in the top ten of The Complete University Guide, the only university in the Midlands to feature, underlines our position as one of the very best universities in the country.

“This does not happen by chance. Staff across the University and the Students’ Union work tirelessly to ensure our students get the very best out of their university years. Our top ten ranking is testament to this.”

The top ten universities in The UK Complete University Guide 2020 are:

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

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

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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 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.