Sunday Times University Guide 2011

In the Sunday Times University Guide 2011, Oxford is ranked No. 1 out of 121 universities and colleges in the UK league table, followed by Cambridge in second position and Imperial in third position nationally.

The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 ranked the University of Bath at No. 1 in a list of South West universities, and 7th in the UK for the percentage of students in graduate level jobs. The University successfully made it to the top 10 list, ranked 9th nationally. Bath also featured in the top 20 lists for high student satisfaction rates; low drop-out rates; and the highest number of students gaining a first or 2:1.

The University of Sussex is ranked 21st overall. It is also placed 2nd (just behind Southampton) in the south-east region and 7th in the UK for student satisfaction (due to its markedly improved performance in the National Student Survey this year).

Oxford Brookes has been named the UK's best modern university for the tenth year in a row in the 2011 Guide. It moved up three places to 47th, achieving the highest-ever ranking for a post 1992 university in the league table and was shortlisted for university of the year.

The Top 20 UK Universities are:
1 University of Oxford
2 University of Cambridge
3 Imperial College London
4 University College London
6 Durham University
7 University of St Andrews
8 University of Warwick
9 University of Bath
10 King’s College London
11 University of Bristol
12 University of Nottingham
13 University of York
14 University of Edinburgh
15 University of Sheffield
16 Loughborough University
17 University of Exeter
18= University of Birmingham
18= University of Southampton
20 Newcastle University
Source: Sunday Times (2011)

* Suggested Reading:

Times University Ranking 2011

Complete University Guide 2011