According to the Independent Complete University Guide 2010, the Top 3 institutions remained the same position as last year's rankings, with Oxford in the first place, followed by Cambridge and Imperial.

Institutions with improvements in the ranking position:

- Durham moved into Top 5 this year (from 6th in the 2009 League Table).

- Bath and York moved into Top 10 positions with 9th and 10th respectively.

- Edinburgh jumped 10 places from 21st to 11th.

- Southampton moved up to 13th from 20th last year.

- Aston moved up to 13th from 23rd.

- Sheffield moved up to 22nd from 26th.

- Newcastle up 3 places to 24th.

The Top 20 UK Universities are as follows:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Imperial College
4 London School of Economics
5 Durham
6 Warwick
7 St Andrews
8 University College London
9 Bath
10 York
11 Edinburgh
12 Lancaster
13 Southampton
13 Aston
15 SOAS
16 Bristol
17 King's College London
18 Loughborough
19 Nottingham
20 Leicester

Source: Complete University Guide

* Useful Link: 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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