Top Universities in the UK

Lauryn Berry·26 May 2021·3 min read
Top Universities in the UK

Still wondering which university to attend in September? Well The Guardian has created a really useful interactive database that might help you choose the best course and university for you, based on numbers!

The best UK universities 2021 – league table looks at a series of parameters in order to determine and rank the best universities. Among the criteria are students’ course, teaching, and feedback satisfaction, student to staff ratio, entry tariffs, and employability.

Their top 10 universities are, respectively:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. Durham University
  5. London School of Economics
  6. University of Bath
  7. Loughborough University
  8. University of Warwick
  9. Imperial College London
  10. Lancaster University

Not only does this database offer statistics on 121 UK universities, but it also comes with a handy tool for searching for specific courses, institutions, subject areas, or regions. This way you can find and then compare your choices - a great way of completing that Pros and Cons list!

While this tool is fairly similar to other websites you might be familiar with, such as Complete University Guide and Top Universities , it might still be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry about it though, as The Guardian has even collated a guide to help you navigate their system .

If you’re still curious, or you’ve already made your mind up and just want to know more about your home next year, click on the name of each university to access The Guardian’s own guide on each institution with essential information.

Naturally, choosing the right course and university is the toughest and most important decision - but don’t forget that your student experience is important too! Once you’ve made your decision and accepted your offers, don’t hesitate to find the best student accommodation for you!