University Rankings Comparison

Tired of having to go to different sites to find out where your university ranks in the league tables? The table below compares UK universities across The Times, the Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Complete Uni Guide university rankings.

Click the headers to sort by your chosen ranking, the uni names to see their profiles, or the links below to visit the producers of the rankings themeselves.

Uni name Country Times Good Uni Guide The Guardian Complete Uni Guide
University of Cambridge England 1 1 1
Oxford University England 2 2 2
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) England 3 3 3
University of St Andrews Scotland 4 4 6
Imperial College London England 5 9 4
Durham University England 6 6 5
University of Bath England 7 7 9
University of Exeter England 8 12 10
University College London (UCL) England 9 5 7
University of Warwick England 10 10 8
University of York England 11 16 12
Lancaster University England 12 11 11
University of Surrey England 12 8 13
University of Leicester England 14 13 16
University of Bristol England 15 23 15
University of Birmingham England 16 15 17
University of East Anglia England 17 17 20
Newcastle University England 18 27 22
University of Sheffield England 18 38 26
University of Sussex England 20 50 31
Loughborough University England 21 14 14
University of Edinburgh Scotland 22 19 18
University of Nottingham England 23 28 24
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) England 24 22 33
University of Glasgow Scotland 25 21 23
University of Manchester England 26 31 25
King's College London (University of London) England 27 32 19
Royal Holloway, University of London England 28 38 30
Aston University England 29 30 27
University of Leeds England 29 34 32
Queen's University, Belfast Northern Ireland 29 48 29
University of Southampton England 32 24 20
Cardiff University Wales 33 29 35
University of Kent England 33 20 28
University of Reading England 35 38 37
University of Liverpool England 36 54 38
Queen Mary, University of London England 37 36 35
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland 38 18 40
University of Essex England 39 63 39
?University of Aberdeen Scotland 40 43 43
University of Buckingham England 41 25 57
University of Strathclyde Scotland 42 26 41
City University England 43 37 42
Keele University England 44 45 45
Coventry University England 45 33 58
Brunel University England 46 44 44
Swansea University Wales 47 60 48
Goldsmiths, University of London England 48 51 50
University of Dundee Scotland 49 41 47
Oxford Brookes University England 50 35 45
University of Stirling Scotland 51 56 49
University of Chester England 52 46 71
Robert Gordon University Scotland 52 55 53
Arts University Bournemouth England 52 75
University of Portsmouth England 55 48 68
Bangor University Wales 56 74 64
University of Lincoln England 57 56 52
University of Winchester England 57 66 69
University of Northampton England 59 47 62
University of West England, Bristol England 60 64 56
Nottingham Trent University England 61 73 61
Northumbria University England 62 58 64
University of Hull England 63 62 53
York St John University England 64 94 99
Harper Adams University 64 89
University of Huddersfield England 66 42 63
Bournemouth University England 67 52 59
University of Chichester England 68 77 76
Edge Hill University England 69 70 85
Bath Spa University England 70 78 79
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Scotland 71 81 90
University of St Mark & St John 71 101 116
Plymouth University England 73 59 71
University of Ulster Northern Ireland 73 97 74
Newman University Birmingham England 73 91 106
University of Brighton England 76 68 73
Sheffield Hallam University England 77 72 76
University of the Arts, London England 77 53 67
Falmouth University England 77 76 60
The University of Roehampton England 80 101 84
Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland 81 96 80
Aberystwyth University Wales 82 88 70
Liverpool John Moores University England 83 69 82
University of Bradford England 84 90 82
University of Derby England 84 79 103
De Montfort University England 86 83 81
Cardiff Metropolitan University Wales 87 105 96
University of Central Lancashire England 88 87 92
Manchester Metropolitan University England 89 93 88
Canterbury Christ Church University England 90 104 99
Birmingham City University England 91 61 66
University of Gloucestershire England 91 80 94
Teeside University England 93 75 97
Middlesex University England 94 103 93
University of Cumbria England 95 109 112
University of Hertfordshire England 96 82 53
University of Sunderland England 96 65 110
University of Greenwich England 98 70 95
University for the Creative Arts England 99 86
Edinburgh Napier University Scotland 100 85 98
University of Salford England 101 85 78
University of Worcester England 102 95 109
Leeds Metropolitan University England 103 107 101
Leeds Trinity University England 104 111 108
University of Abertay Dundee Scotland 105 114 111
University of Westminster England 106 99 87
Bishop Grosseteste University England 106 116
Staffordshire University England 108 92 113
Glyndwr University Wales 109 108 115
Anglia Ruskin University England 110 67 105
Kingston University England 111 100 101
University of West London England 112 84 118
Buckinghamshire New University England 113 119 104
Southampton Solent University England 114 111 113
University of Bedfordshire England 115 110 107
University of the Highlands and Islands Scotland 116
University of West Scotland Scotland 117 105 120
London South Bank University England 118 113 119
University of Bolton England 119 115 121
University of East London England 120 117 124
University of Glamorgan 91
London Metropolitan University England 116 121
University of Wales Trinity Saint David Wales 117
St George's, University of London England 34
Royal Agricultural University England 51
University College Birmingham England 123
University Campus Suffolk England 98
St Mary's University College, Twickenham England 89

Copyright for all the data in this table is owned by the producers of the rankings who can be visited here:

The Times Good University Guide

The Sunday Times University Guide

The Guardian University Guide

The Complete University Guide