Guardian University Guide 2010

Oxford University tops the list of 117 Leading UK universities, followed by Cambridge in second place and St Andrews in third place, according to the latest Guardian University League Table.

It is a great achievement for St Andrews in this year's ranking, moving up from 5th last year to Top 3 position, ahead of other top ranking institutions such as Warwick, LSE and UCL. Edinburgh is another best performing Scottish university, moving up 2 places to 7th this year.

Bath jumped into Top 10 list (from 13th to 9th this year), while SOAS dropped from 8th to 12th position.

1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 St Andrews
4 Warwick
5 London School of Economics
6 UCL
7 Edinburgh
8 Imperial College
9 Bath
10 Loughborough
11 York
12 SOAS
13 Exeter
14 Durham
15 Leicester
16 Lancaster
17 Glasgow
18 Sussex
19 Aston
19 Dundee
21 City
22 Heriot-Watt
22 Southampton
24 Birmingham
24 King's College London
26 Nottingham
27 Surrey
28 Leeds
29 Bristol
30 Sheffield
31 Royal Holloway
32 Bournemouth
32 Manchester
34 Aberdeen
35 UEA
36 Robert Gordon
36 Stirling
38 Strathclyde
39 Goldsmiths
40 Newcastle
41 Reading
42 Nottingham Trent
43 Edinburgh Napier
44 Cardiff
45 Kent
46 University of the Arts, London
47 Liverpool
48 Essex
49 Queen's, Belfast
50 Keele
51 Plymouth
52 Hull
53 Northumbria
53 Brunel
55 Staffordshire
56 Oxford Brookes
57 Queen Margaret
57 Queen Mary
59 UWE Bristol
60 Bath Spa
61 UC Falmouth
62 Sunderland
63 Birmingham City
63 Gloucestershire
65 UWIC
66 Glasgow Caledonian
67 Sheffield Hallam
68 St Mary's UC, Twickenham
69 Thames Valley
69 Teesside
71 Aberystwyth
72 Bangor
73 Kingston
74 Brighton
75 Coventry
75 Ulster
77 De Montfort
78 Lampeter
78 Portsmouth
80 Glamorgan
81 Chichester
82 Central Lancashire
83 Anglia Ruskin
84 Bradford
85 Cumbria
85 Newman University College
87 York St John
88 Bedfordshire
89 Lincoln
90 Chester
91 Worcester
92 Glyndwr
93 Salford
94 Winchester
95 Swansea
96 Huddersfield
97 Hertfordshire
97 Manchester Met
99 Marjon (St Mark and St John)
100 Newport
100 Northampton
102 Leeds Met
103 Canterbury Christ Church
104 Edge Hill
105 Derby
106 Middlesex
107 Abertay Dundee
108 Roehampton
109 Greenwich
110 Westminster
111 Leeds Trinity & All Saints
112 Liverpool John Moores
113 Bucks New University
114 Bolton
115 Southampton Solent
116 East London
117 London South Bank

Source: Guardian 2010

* Next: Guardian University Guide 2011