What is a UK university ranking?

UK university ranking - also known as uni rankings - analyse several different aspects in order to rank universities in the United Kingdom according to their quality level. Factors measured include students' satisfaction, teaching quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student-staff ratios, facilities, and completion rates. The main uni rankings in the United Kingdom are published annually by the Times, the Guardian, CGU and UKUNI.

TOP 100 UK UNIVERSITIES 2019 Times Guardian CGU UKUNI
University of Cambridge 1 1 1 1
University of Oxford 2 2 2 2
University of St Andrews 3 3 5 3
Imperial College London 4 7 4 4
Loughborough University 5 4 7 5
Lancaster University 6 9 8 7
Durham University 7 5 6 6
University College London 8 11 10 9
London School of Economics and Political Science 9 15 3 10
University of Warwick 10 8 9 8
University of Leeds 11 10 13 11
University of Exeter 12 14 12 12
University of Bath 13 6 11 12
University of Birmingham 14 19 15 15
University of East Anglia UEA 15 18 14 14
University of Nottingham 16 17 17 16
University of Glasgow 17 24 24 20
University of Bristol 19 20 15 17
University of Manchester 19 34 18 23
Newcastle University 21 27 22 22
University of York 22 12 21 18
University of Surrey 23 21 19 19
Royal Holloway, University of London 24 38 28 29
University of Sheffield 25 39 30 25
University of Aberdeen 26 51 28 34
University of Dundee 27 29 31 27
University of Edinburgh 28 28 23 24
University of Essex 29 31 26 26
Swansea University 30 31 39 31
University of Liverpool 31 57 36 37
Cardiff University 32 58 33 32
University for the Creative Arts 33 - 55 44
Harper Adams University 33 - 48 33
King's College London 35 58 26 30
Heriot-Watt University 35 66 35 35
Nottingham Trent University 37 16 42 38
University of Leicester 38 63 34 39
Queen's University Belfast 38 52 36 36
University of Reading 40 46 32 40
University of Sussex 41 26 25 28
University of Lincoln 42 22 43 41
University of Buckingham 43 - 76 49
University of Strathclyde 44 53 40 43
University of Stirling 44 40 41 43
Coventry University 46 13 47 41
Aberystwyth University 48 45 65 48
Keele University 48 36 54 53
Liverpool Hope University 50 33 53 52
Arts University Bournemouth 51 - 49 49
University of Portsmouth 51 25 51 51
University of Kent 55 35 44 44
Aston University 56 43 45 47
Staffordshire University 57 44 - 57
Edge Hill University 59 55 71 59
University of Ulster 60 93 73 70
Northumbria University 61 48 56 60
University of Huddersfield 62 41 60 61
Bangor University 63 47 62 55
Oxford Brookes University 63 41 66 63
De Montfort University 65 71 70 66
Norwich University of the Arts 66 - 64 64
Sheffield Hallam University 67 70 69 68
Manchester Metropolitan University 69 73 57 72
University of Roehampton 70 109 71 71
University of Chester 73 94 98 76
Liverpool John Moores University 74 49 59 69
University of Derby 75 29 89 74
Brunel University London 76 58 50 62
Bournemouth University 78 65 66 77
University of Winchester 79 92 91 78
St George's University of London 80 - 52 73
University of Salford 81 88 79 84
University of Gloucestershire 81 55 88 83
Falmouth University 84 63 90 82
Teesside University 85 68 92 85
Southampton Solent University 85 81 112 105
Leeds Trinity University 87 85 108 89
Birmingham City University 87 97 97 94
University of Hertfordshire 90 90 86 86
University of Worcester 91 91 110 104
University of the West of Scotland 92 114 114 98
University of Sunderland 93 74 99 91
University of the Arts London 94 75 84 87
University of Chichester 94 54 86 81
Robert Gordon University 96 78 83 90
University of Bradford 98 72 61 80
University of Northampton 99 111 113 106
University of Greenwich 100 100 96 99
Glasgow Caledonian University 101 96 85 97
York St John University 102 119 123 108
University of Hull 103 106 94 101
Bath Spa University 103 103 103 103
University of Central Lancashire 105 76 102 105
Abertay University 105 68 99 100
London South Bank University 107 78 93 95
Cardiff Metropolitan University 108 99 77 102
Kingston University 110 58 95 107
University of South Wales 110 109 107 109
Middlesex University 110 112 105 105
Bishop Grosseteste University 113 - 120 117
University of Westminster 114 81 82 96
University of East London 115 88 109 120
London Metropolitan University 126 111 126 124
University of East London 127 104 116 120
University of Bedfordshire 128 121 122 127
University of Suffolk 129 119
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Glyndwr University 130 112 130 129
Ravensbourne University 131 - 131 131