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 and the University League.

World Rank 2021  UK Rank    2021 University City/town
 1 1 University of Oxford Oxford
 6 2 University of Cambridge Cambridge
 11 3 Imperial College London London
 16 4 UCL London
 27 5 London School of Economics and Political Science London
 30 6 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
 35 7 King’s College London London
 =51 8 University of Manchester Manchester
 77 9 University of Warwick Warwick
 91 10 University of Bristol Bristol
 =92 11 University of Glasgow Glasgow
 =107 12 University of Birmingham Birmingham
 110 13 Queen Mary University of London London
 =121 14 University of Sheffield Sheffield
 =127 15 University of Southampton Southampton
 =133 16 University of York York
 =136 17 Lancaster University Lancaster
 =149 18 Durham University Durham
 =158 19 University of Nottingham Nottingham
 =160 =20 University of Leeds Leeds
 =160 =20 University of Sussex Brighton
 163 22 University of Liverpool Liverpool
 =170 23 University of Leicester Leicester
 =174 24 University of Exeter Exeter
 =178 =25 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
 =178 =25 Newcastle University Newcastle
 =191 27 Cardiff University Cardiff
 =200 =28 University of East Anglia Norwich
 =200 =28 Queen’s University Belfast Belfast
 201–250 =30 University of Bath Bath
 201–250 =30 University of Dundee Dundee
 201–250 =30 University of Reading Reading
 201–250 =30 St George’s, University of London London
 201–250 =30 University of St Andrews St Andrews
 251–300 =35 Brighton and Sussex Medical School Brighton
 251–300 =35 University of Surrey Guildford
 251–300 =35 Swansea University Swansea
 301–350 =38 Anglia Ruskin University ARU East Anglia
 301–350 =38 University of Essex Essex
 301–350 =38 University of Kent Kent
 301–350 =38 Royal Holloway, University of London London
 301–350 =38 University of Stirling Stirling
 351–400 =43 Birkbeck, University of London London
 351–400 =43 Brunel University London London
 351–400 =43 City, University of London London
 351–400 =43 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
 351–400 =43 Loughborough University Loughborough
 351–400 =43 Northumbria University VIEW COURSES Northumbria
 401–500 =49 Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth
 401–500 =49 Aston University Birmingham
 401–500 =49 Bangor University Bangor
 401–500 =49 Bournemouth University Bournemouth
 401–500 =49 Goldsmiths, University of London London
 401–500 =49 Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool
 401–500 =49 Middlesex University VIEW COURSES London
 401–500 =49 University of Plymouth Plymouth
 401–500 =49 Royal Veterinary College London
 401–500 =49 SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) Edinburgh
 401–500 =49 University of Strathclyde Strathclyde
 401–500 =49 University of the West of England Bristol
 501–600 =61 University of Hull Hull
 501–600 =61 Keele University Keele
 501–600 =61 University of Lincoln Lincoln
 501–600 =61 University of Portsmouth Portsmouth
 501–600 =61 SOAS University of London London
 501–600 =61 University of the West of Scotland Paisley
 601–800 =67 Birmingham City University Birmingham
 601–800 =67 University of Bradford Bradford
 601–800 =67 University of Brighton Brighton
 601–800 =67 Coventry University Coventry
 601–800 =67 De Montfort University Leicester
 601–800 =67 Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh
 601–800 =67 Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow
 601–800 =67 University of Greenwich London
 601–800 =67 University of Huddersfield Huddersfield
 601–800 =67 Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester
 601–800 =67 Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
 601–800 =67 The Open University Nationwide
 601–800 =67 Oxford Brookes University Oxford
 601–800 =67 Ulster University VIEW COURSES Ulster
 801–1000 =81 University of Bedfordshire Luton
 801–1000 =81 Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff
 801–1000 =81 University of Central Lancashire Preston
 801–1000 =81 University of Derby Derby
 801–1000 =81 University of East London London
 801–1000 =81 University of Hertfordshire Hatfield
 801–1000 =81 Kingston University London
 801–1000 =81 Leeds Beckett University Leeds
 801–1000 =81 University of Roehampton VIEW COURSES London
 801–1000 =81 University of Salford Salford
 801–1000 =81 Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield
 801–1000 =81 Teesside University Teesside
 801–1000 =81 University of Westminster London
 801–1000 =81 University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton
 1001+ =95 Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury
 1001+ =95 University of Chester Chester
 1001+ =95 Edge Hill University Ormskirk
 1001+ =95 London South Bank University London
 1001+ =95 Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
 1001+ =95 University of South Wales Pontypridd
 1001+ =95 Staffordshire University Stoke-on-Trent