According to the Complete University Guide 2010 ranking, Oxford is the No. 1 university in the region (South East), followed by Southampton (2nd), Royal Holloway (3rd), Sussex (4th) and Surrey (5th).

- Rated No. 1 in the UK by Guardian and Times Good University Guide 2008.

- The Saïd Business School is ranked 1st for a one-year MBA programme in the UK and 20th overall globally by the Financial Times 2006.

- 4th internationally in THE-QS World University Rankings 2008.

University of Southampton

- 5th in the UK and 77th in the world in the Webometrics ranking of world universities 2008.

- No. 1 for Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Guardian 2008).

- One of only 19 UK universities to be listed in the global top 100 list in THES ranking 2007.

University of Sussex

- Placed within the top 20 institutions in the UK, top 50 in Europe and top 150 in the world, according to THE-QS Rankings 2008.

- Placed among the World's Top 100 Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008).

- In the RAE 2008 ranking based on GPA, 18 subjects at Sussex are ranked in the top 20 nationally.

University of Surrey

- Ranked 223rd globally in THE-QS Rankings 2008.

- Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education in 2002.

- 22nd nationally in the Guardian University League Table 2009, and placed in the Top 10 for the following subjects: Tourism, Sociology, and Biomedical Sciences.

University of Reading

- 6th in the South East and 35th in the nation (Complete University Guide 2010).

- Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2005.

- 29th nationally in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking.

Royal Holloway, University of London:

- According to The Independent Complete University Guide, it is rated 13th in 2008, 22nd in 2009 and 22nd in 2010.

- The Royal Holloway School of Management is in the top 20 for UK Business Schools, ranked 5th out of the 15 London-based Business and Management submissions (RAE 2008).

- It is ranked 6th among the 1994 Group of research-led institutions based on 3* and 4* scores. In the South East region, it comes third after Oxford and Southampton (RAE 2008).

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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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