Top U.K. universities ranked by the Complete University Guide 2020

This statistic shows the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom for 2020, by overall score. According to the report, Cambridge University is listed as the best university in the United Kingdom with an overall score of 1000.

The Complete University Guide's top twenty universities in the United Kingdom in 2020, by overall score

Complete University Guide score
Cambridge 1,000
Oxford 989
St Andrews 944
London School of Economics 934
Imperial College London 933
Durham 915
Lancaster 914
Loughborough 905
Bath 882
University College London 880
Exeter 869
Warwick 868
Birmingham 841
Leeds 838
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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Rankings were calculated according to the following catagories; entry standards, student-staff ratios, spending on academic services, facilities spending, good honours degrees, graduate prospects, completion and overseas student enrolments. Data for these catagories was sourced from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Additional data was also sourced from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) and the Higher Educatio Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) with respect to student satisfaction ratings from the National Student Survey.

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