University Rankings & League Tables 2023/2024

Our list of the top UK university rankings is back for 2023/2024. We’ve put together the ultimate league table of the best universities in the UK. Our rankings are based on more than 65,000 data points from 13,000+ students throughout the UK.

How We Ranked The Best Universities In The UK

We use a qualitative system to determine the score of a university and then use a quantitative system to make sure we’re totally accurate. We reduce our scores to two decimal points and ensure that even those with a smaller sample size are weighted accurately.

UK University Rankings for 2023/2024

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UNIVERSITY 2023 OVERALL
ACCOM
COURSES
SOCIAL
CAREERS
RECC
Uni of Liverpool

1st

10
4.36 4.13 4.30 4.69 4.30 100%
Uni of Sheffield

2nd

6
4.32 4.16 4.22 4.63 4.29 99%
Nottingham Trent

3rd

-1
4.32 4.05 4.38 4.59 4.26 99%
Liverpool JM

4th

5
4.28 4.03 4.39 4.44 4.25 98%
Swansea Uni

5th

8
4.26 4.11 4.28 4.38 4.29 100%
Uni of Oxford

6th

-3
4.26 3.94 4.32 4.15 4.62 100%
Uni of Birmingham

7th

3
4.25 4.04 4.25 4.41 4.28 99%
Northumbria Uni

8th

19
4.23 4.02 4.26 4.56 4.09 98%
Uni of Exeter

9th

8
4.23 4.14 4.29 4.27 4.21 100%
Cardiff Uni

10th

24
4.23 3.77 4.30 4.57 4.27 98%
Loughborough Uni

11th

-10
4.23 4.17 4.20 4.23 4.29 98%
King's College

12th

28
4.21 3.85 4.26 4.27 4.48 98%
Uni of Bristol

13th

6
4.21 3.97 4.22 4.43 4.23 98%
Cardiff Met Uni

14th

-7
4.21 3.83 4.27 4.44 4.31 100%
Uni of Surrey

15th

64
4.21 4.16 4.26 4.05 4.36 99%
Uni of Leeds

16th

-11
4.20 4.09 4.05 4.58 4.08 94%
Uni of Nottingham

17th

4
4.20 4.00 4.20 4.44 4.16 99%
Anglia Ruskin Uni

18th

82
4.20 4.11 4.37 4.21 4.11 100%
Sheffield Hallam Uni

19th

-1
4.19 4.00 4.20 4.36 4.20 98%
Edge Hill Uni

20th

0
4.19 4.32 4.21 4.03 4.19 100%
Aston Uni

21st

-17
4.19 3.86 4.27 4.35 4.26 96%
Ulster Uni

22nd

43
4.18 3.92 4.31 4.22 4.27 95%
Newcastle Uni

23rd

-11
4.17 4.16 4.01 4.54 3.98 97%
Leeds Beckett Uni

24th

5
4.17 3.96 4.30 4.41 4.01 97%
Uni of Reading

25th

5
4.17 4.13 4.21 4.23 4.09 97%
Newman Uni

26th

50
4.16 3.81 4.44 4.04 4.34 100%
Uni of York

27th

1
4.16 3.91 4.27 4.35 4.10 98%
Aberystwyth Uni

28th

59
4.14 4.24 4.23 4.10 4.00 95%
Bournemouth Uni

29th

45
4.14 4.05 4.10 4.40 4.01 100%
Uni of Portsmouth

30th

1
4.13 3.93 4.16 4.33 4.10 98%
Uni of Chester

31st

40
4.13 3.94 4.35 4.06 4.19 95%
UCL

32nd

-7
4.12 3.83 4.09 4.18 4.40 94%
York St John Uni

33rd

-1
4.12 3.92 4.27 4.26 4.03 100%
Uni of Glasgow

34th

16
4.12 3.60 4.29 4.40 4.18 100%
Uni of Bath

35th

-20
4.12 3.91 4.19 3.98 4.38 97%
Liverpool Hope Uni

36th

81
4.11 4.10 4.16 4.18 4.02 94%
Uni of Plymouth

37th

29
4.10 4.01 4.07 4.33 4.01 100%
Uni of Cambridge

38th

-24
4.09 4.13 4.21 3.78 4.25 95%
Manchester Met Uni

39th

-2
4.08 3.72 4.22 4.30 4.09 99%
Birmingham City Uni

40th

-2
4.08 3.77 4.27 4.14 4.15 92%
Uni of Sussex

41st

20
4.07 3.89 4.07 4.46 3.87 97%
Uni of Southampton

42nd

-19
4.07 3.92 4.12 4.10 4.14 100%
Middlesex Uni

43rd

81
4.07 3.88 4.20 4.02 4.16 100%
Uni of Leicester

44th

58
4.06 4.01 4.17 4.12 3.95 90%
De Montfort

45th

1
4.06 4.04 4.05 4.10 4.03 90%
Uni of Edinburgh

46th

-10
4.05 3.66 4.12 4.33 4.11 100%
Uni of Lincoln

47th

-12
4.05 4.03 4.03 4.21 3.93 95%
Queen's Uni

48th

-15
4.04 3.92 4.05 4.15 4.04 96%
UWE, Bristol

49th

-27
4.04 3.69 4.13 4.25 4.08 92%
Oxford Brookes

50th

47
4.04 3.84 4.20 4.01 4.10 100%
The Uni of Salford

51st

4
4.03 3.84 4.12 4.04 4.14 92%
Uni of C.Lancashire

52nd

16
4.03 3.89 4.14 4.04 4.07 89%
Solent Uni

53rd

33
4.03 3.71 4.11 4.35 3.96 100%
Uni of Strathclyde

54th

-1
4.03 3.67 4.07 4.23 4.16 100%
Bath Spa Uni

55th

37
4.03 4.03 4.15 4.03 3.90 100%
Uni of Warwick

56th

-12
4.03 3.97 4.22 3.74 4.19 97%
LSE

57th

-1
4.02 3.71 4.33 3.65 4.41 100%
Durham Uni

58th

-42
4.02 3.83 4.05 3.95 4.26 92%
Uni of Worcester

59th

8
4.02 3.67 4.31 3.96 4.11 100%
Queen Mary, UOL

60th

-18
4.01 3.79 4.15 4.00 4.11 98%
Uni of Greenwich

61st

58
4.01 3.70 4.38 3.84 4.14 93%
Uni of Aberdeen

62nd

-17
4.01 3.73 4.25 3.96 4.09 100%
Uni College Birmingham

63rd

58
4.00 3.82 4.00 4.07 4.09 100%
Keele Uni

64th

8
3.99 3.68 4.26 4.02 4.02 96%
Bangor Uni

65th

-16
3.99 4.06 4.22 3.93 3.76 100%
UEA

66th

-15
3.99 3.70 4.11 4.12 4.01 98%
Uni of Kent

67th

-19
3.98 3.98 4.14 4.01 3.82 96%
Uni of Hull

68th

-44
3.98 3.98 4.01 3.92 4.03 100%
Staffordshire Uni

69th

36
3.98 3.64 4.28 3.79 4.22 90%
Glasgow Caledonian

70th

-10
3.96 3.58 4.17 3.84 4.23 100%
Uni of Essex

71st

2
3.95 3.70 4.20 4.02 3.89 91%
Lancaster Uni

72nd

-31
3.95 3.97 3.94 3.84 4.05 93%
Uni of Sunderland

73rd

-14
3.94 3.87 4.19 3.72 3.98 92%
Imperial College

74th

-68
3.94 3.70 4.14 3.65 4.27 100%
Uni of Huddersfield

75th

-11
3.94 3.85 4.10 3.93 3.86 90%
Uni of Hertfordshire

76th

22
3.93 3.52 4.27 3.72 4.23 92%
Uni of Westminster

77th

6
3.93 3.71 4.19 3.96 3.87 92%
Royal Holloway

78th

-21
3.93 4.00 3.96 3.75 4.01 100%
Uni of Brighton

79th

25
3.92 3.55 4.03 4.22 3.89 91%
Leeds Arts University

80th

-37
3.91 3.57 3.93 4.13 4.02 100%
Uni of Manchester

81st

-12
3.91 3.16 4.04 4.32 4.12 96%
Uni of Derby

82nd

-43
3.91 3.86 4.16 3.82 3.80 96%
LSBU

83rd

24
3.90 3.31 4.08 3.94 4.28 95%
Coventry Uni

84th

9
3.90 3.66 4.17 3.78 4.00 97%
Uni of Gloucestershire

85th

-7
3.90 4.08 3.97 3.94 3.59 100%
St Mary's, Twickenham

86th

5
3.89 3.60 4.15 3.77 4.05 80%
Uni of Winchester

87th

8
3.89 4.01 3.95 3.53 4.06 96%
Uni of Roehampton

88th

2
3.88 3.71 4.10 3.97 3.73 100%
Uni of Bolton

89th

27
3.88 3.53 4.11 3.92 3.94 100%
Abertay Uni

90th

11
3.86 3.67 4.13 3.87 3.79 100%
Uni of Dundee

91st

-28
3.86 3.55 4.08 4.35 3.45 100%
Open Uni

92nd

4
3.86 3.51 4.44 3.17 4.31 100%
Uni of Chichester

93rd

-31
3.84 3.64 4.15 3.66 3.92 100%
Edinburgh Napier

94th

-47
3.84 3.41 3.79 4.14 4.04 91%
Uni of Northampton

95th

19
3.84 3.45 4.11 3.73 4.06 100%
City, UOL

96th

13
3.83 3.33 4.11 3.64 4.22 93%
London Met Uni

97th

36
3.82 3.35 4.22 3.82 3.91 100%
Heriot-Watt Uni

98th

-46
3.82 3.66 3.91 3.65 4.05 100%
Falmouth Uni

99th

-41
3.81 3.81 4.06 3.78 3.59 100%
Brunel Uni London

100th

13
3.80 3.53 3.81 4.00 3.86 95%

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