University of Oxford maintained the top spot in the latest Sunday Times University League Table 2011 (published on 12th September).

University of Warwick is ranked 8th in the UK and it continues to lead the field of Midlands universities, topping the Midlands region for each of every 13 years that guide has been published.

Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne has made significant improvements in the ranking, moving up nine places to 59th in 2011 and it sits comfortably in the top half of the Sunday Times ranking table, scores especially highly for graduate employment.

The league table is drawn up from a number of criteria including student satisfaction, teaching and research quality, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, academic peer review, student/staff ratios, graduate employability and university dropout rates.

The top 10 universities in UK are as follows:
2011 Rank, Institution, (2010 Rank)
1 University of Oxford (1)
2 University of Cambridge (2)
3 Imperial College London (3)
4 University College London (4)
5 LSE  (9)
6 Durham University  (7)
7 University of St Andrews (5)
8 University of Warwick (6)
9 University of Bath (11)
10 King's College London (13)
Source: Sunday Times

* Suggested Reading:

Independent League Table 2011

World Reputation Rankings 2011‎

Guardian University Ranking 2011

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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