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Rural Universities

What university is the best in the UK for you? Use our Top University World Rankings to find the best and top ranked Rural Universities in the UK.

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We know that a lot of our users are looking to escape the hustle and the bustle of the big cities and are looking for more rural surroundings. Luckily, we’ve got the rankings of the best rural universities out there. These universities offer a more intimate and personal experience for everyone, and we’ve got them ranked for you! The rankings below will allow you to quickly compare the best universities in rural areas. You’ll be able to see what students past and present think of them. You’ll also be able to see everything from detailed reviews, to facts and figures that back their rankings up. You can see how popular or how unpopular these universities can be. We understand better than anyone out there just how stressful it can be when applying to university, so we’ve provided you with some detailed rankings of the best rural universities you can need! If you ever feel lost or if you're unsure whereabouts these universities are located, then don’t worry, you can always check out our map of UK universities.

University Average Rating % in study Students Reviews
1 Durham University  (4.41) 88 11390 9
2 University of Bedfordshire  (4.31) 82 24000 5
3 University of Winchester  (4.30) 86 5040 6
4 University of Bath  (4.25) 89 13725 13
5 University of Lincoln  (4.19) 90 10360 14
6 Newman University  (4.12) 81 2885 7
7 University of Essex  (3.96) 85 8,182 12
8 Harper Adams University  (3.90) 90 3,000 6
9 Bangor University  (3.89) 84 10,766 26
10 University of Cambridge  (3.88) 88 13195 5
11 Bath Spa University  (3.79) 89 5170 15
12 University of Strathclyde  (3.75) 86 14760 8
13 University of Reading  (3.73) 87 9285 36
14 University Of Bolton  (3.68) 80 8690 11
15 University of York  (3.67) 88 10430 7
16 Edge Hill University  (3.67) 89 14050 7
17 Staffordshire University  (3.67) 86 15270 16
18 Bucks New University  (3.65) 82 7925 21
19 University of Sunderland  (3.62) 82 13,695 5
20 The University Of Chichester  (3.60) 83 4,790 8
21 Keele University  (3.60) 92 8255 10
22 Cranfield University  (3.58) 0 8277 3
23 University Of Central Lancashire  (3.58) 85 35000 8
24 University of Chester  (3.58) 90 18,000 4
25 University of Roehampton  (3.58) 86 1000 10
26 Anglia Ruskin University  (3.57) 85 31000 55
27 University of Hertfordshire  (3.50) 84 19675 3
28 University of Brighton  (3.50) 83 19115 6
29 De Montfort University  (3.46) 85 16615 14
30 University of South Wales  (3.46) 89 13460 7
31 University of Leicester  (3.45) 87 10240 37
32 Coventry University  (3.40) 90 14,739 28
33 University of the Highlands and Islands  (3.33) 0 7,000 4
34 Glyndŵr University  (3.32) 88 4,581 8
35 Teesside University  (3.31) 82 16,070 4
36 The University of Buckingham  (3.18) 85 2000 12
37 University of Worcester  (3.14) 86 6815 9
38 The University Of Cumbria  (3.02) 87 9375 12
39 Basingstoke College Of Technology  (2.50) 0 210 2
40 Dearne Valley College  (0.00) 96 255 0
41 University of Ulster  (0.00) 84 20610 0