Red Brick Universities referred to the six "civic" British universities which were founded in England. These six institutions are also the members of the Russell Group (formed by 20 leading research institutions in the UK).

Following are the six Red Bricks and their rankings:

The University of Birmingham
- ranked as a Top 100 University in the world, placed 75th globally in the THES World University Rankings 2008.
- rated 91st internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008.

The University of Sheffield
- ranked 8th in the UK, 24th in Europe and 77th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities 2008.
- ranked 13th in the UK, 26th in Europe and 76th in the world in the Times Higher Education - QS 2008 rankings.

The University of Bristol
- Ranked 64th in the world in 2006, 37th in 2007 and 32nd in 2008 in the THES-QS World University Rankings.
- Ranked 62nd in 2007 and 61st in 2008 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of Manchester
- Ranked 29th in the world, 5th by employer reviews in the THES-QS World Rankings 2008.
- Ranked 40th in the world, 6th in Europe and 5th in UK by the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities 2008.

The University of Liverpool
- ranked 6th in the UK for the number of times its research is quoted in research papers produced by academics at other universities around the world.
- 41 departments gained the ratings of 4, 5 and 5* in the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001.

The University of Leeds
- 5th for for Communication & Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2009).
- The University of Leeds Business School is one of the best in the UK, placed 55th in Europe by Financial Times.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's Guide, 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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