Following is the Guardian newspaper's rankings of British universities (released in 2008), a total of 117 UK insitutions are ranked according to eight performance indicators:
  • Average Teaching Score
  • NSS Teaching (%)
  • Expenditure per student / 10
  • Student:staff ratio
  • Career prospects (%)
  • Value added score / 10
  • Entry Tariff
  • NSS Feedback (%)
Oxford and Cambridge are ranked in the Top Two positions again in the latest ranking, followed by LSE in third position and Warwick in fourth place.

The 2009 League Table has moved Imperial down to sixth position nationally, behind St Andrews and LSE, falling out of the top 4 for the first time in years.

The Top 50 UK Universities:
Rank, Institution, Average Teaching Score
1 Oxford 100
2 Cambridge 92.9
3 London School of Economics 84.4
4 Warwick 81.6
5 St Andrews 78.4
6 Imperial College 78.1
7 UCL 76.6
8 SOAS 74.3
9 Edinburgh 73.4
10 Loughborough 72.9
11 York 72.5
12 Lancaster 71.8
13 Bath 71.1
14 Exeter 70.9
14 Leicester 70.9
16 Durham 69.2
17 Dundee 67.8
18 Aston 67.3
19 Nottingham 67.2
20 Glasgow 67
21 King's College London 66.5
22 Surrey 66.4
23 Aberdeen 66.1
24 Manchester 66
25 Southampton 65.8
26 City 65.4
27 Leeds 65.1
28 Kent 64.8
29 Strathclyde 64.2
30 Birmingham 64.1
31 Bristol 63.7
32 Stirling 62.9
33 Cardiff 62.7
34 Sussex 62.4
35 Royal Holloway 62.2
36 Essex 62.1
37 Sheffield 62
38 Bournemouth 61.8
39 Reading 61.4
40 UEA 61.3
41 Nottingham Trent 60.9
42 Goldsmiths 60.7
43 Newcastle 60.4
44 Liverpool 60.1
45 University of the Arts, London 60
46 Queen's, Belfast 59.8
47 Queen Mary 59.7
48 Plymouth 59.3
49 Napier 59.1
50 Robert Gordon 58.6

Source: Guardian 2009

* The School of Geography and the Environment (Oxford University) has been ranked 2nd in the subject league table with a total score of 99.8 out of a possible 100.

* More League Tables: UK Universities Ranking

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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