UK Universities in World Rankings

UK universities are ranked amongst the world's best in a number of international league tables such as the THES-QS, Newsweek, Academic Ranking of World Universities, etc.

According to the THES World University Rankings, a total of 17 UK universities made it to the Global Top 100 list in 2008, with Cambridge rated 1st in the UK and 3rd internationally, followed by Oxford, Imperial, UCL, King's College London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, LSE, Warwick, Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield, York, St Andrews, Nottingham, and Southampton.

Following UK universities are consistently ranked in the World Top 100:

Imperial College London
- 17th in the world by Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities.
- Top 3 in UK and 6th in the world (THES 2008).

London School of Economics (LSE)
- 34th globally (Newsweek top 100 global universities).
- 66th in the world (THES).

Cambridge University
- According to the THES - QS Rankings, Cambridge comes 2nd in 2007 and 3rd in 2008.
- In the ARWU League Table, the university comes 4th in 2007 and 2008.

Bristol University
- One of the Top 70 Universities in the world by THES and ARWU.
- Ranked 61st in the Webometrics Ranking of European Universities 2008.

University of Birmingham
- ranked 12th in Europe and 75th in the world (THES 2008).
- 11th in the UK, 30th in Europe and 91st globally in the ARWU 2008.

King's College London
- 5th in the UK, 5th in Europe and 22nd in the world (Times Higher Education Supplement 2008).
- 81st globally in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.

Manchester University
- one of the Top 40 Institutions globally by ARWU 2008.
- placed in the Top 30 internationally by THES 2008.

Oxford University
- 4th in the world by THES 2008.
- 10th globally by ARWU 2007.

University College London
- 25th internationally in the Newsweek.
- 11th among the Top 50 Universities for Staff to Student Ratio.