Universities in the UK are categorized into different types such as redbrick university, ancient university, plate-glass university, and so on. The ancient universities in the UK are amongst the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the world, and are consistently ranked among the very best in international league tables. Here you can view the profile of many top ranking universities and colleges in the United Kingdom:

Russell Group Universities in Top Ranking
This is formed by the largest and best research intensive universities in the country such as Manchester University, University College London,...

Top Universities in UK -Ancient Universities
Ancient universities in the UK are amongst the most famous institutions in the world, such as University of St Andrews, Oxford, Cambridge,...

Red Brick Universities and Rankings
This referred to the large "civic" British institutions that have origins dating back to older medical or engineering colleges...

1994 Group Universities and Rankings
This is formed by smaller research-intensive universities in the nation, including Durham, Loughborough, University of East Anglia,...

N8 Group Universities and Rankings
This is formed by eight major research-intensive universities in Northern England, including Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, York...

Top Modern Universities
Modern Universities referred to the post-1992 institutions such as Coventry, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University,...

Ranking Profile of top UK universities:

Loughborough University Ranking Profile
Loughborough has won The Times Higher Education 'Best Student Experience poll for five years running (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). Loughborough University's teacher training has been rated among top 10 in the UK by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2008-09.

Warwick University in World Top Ranking
Warwick is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 institutions by all UK league tables. The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 ranked Warwick as 7th overall in the UK for research, 7th in the UK for highest entry points, 6th for graduate salaries, and 10th for lowest "dropout" rate.

Leicester University World Top Ranking
The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings. It was also named Times Higher Education University of the Year for 2008/9.

Southampton Top International Rankings
The University of Southampton is ranked 75th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2011), one of only 19 UK universities to be ranked among the top 100 in the world.

* For more information please see: UK University Ranking Profile

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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