Top Universities in UK

There are many top ranking universities in the United Kingdom: Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL and many more. A number of UK institutions are ranked highly in the international league tables such as the Times Higher Education (THE), ARWU, Newsweek, etc.

According to the THES-QS World University Ranking, 17 UK institutions are rated among the Global Top 100 in 2008, with Cambridge ranked first nationally and third internationally, followed by Oxford (2nd in UK & 4th in the world) and Imperial (3rd in UK & 6th in the world).

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 11 UK institutions are listed in the World's Top 100 list, with Cambridge ranked No. 1 nationally and No. 4 globally, followed by Oxford (10th globally) and UCL (22nd globally).

In the UK several newspapers publish their league tables annually and rank universities based on different criteria. According to the Guardian University Guide 2010, the Top Ten UK universities are:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 St Andrews
4 Warwick
5 London School of Economics
7 Edinburgh
8 Imperial College
9 Bath
10 Loughborough

In another League Table - Independent Complete University Guide 2010 (all universities are rated based on 9 performance indicators), the top ten institutions are as follows:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Imperial College
4 London School of Economics
5 Durham
6 Warwick
7 St Andrews
8 University College London
9 Bath
10 York

Ranking Analysis:
- Oxford is ranked Number One nationally with Cambridge in 2nd position across the three major league tables by Guardian, The Times and the Independent Complete Uni Guide.
- Cambridge took the top spot in Sunday Times ranking 2008 and in international league tables (ARWU, THES).
- A total of 8 universities remained in the top 10 list in both The Times and The Complete Guide: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, Durham, Warwick, St Andrews and UCL.

* For the latest information please visit: UK University Rankings