Top Ranking Universities in the UK

It is very important to do enough research before choosing the right university for higher education. And University ranking is one of the biggest factors to consider while choosing a UK university for an international student. Everyone wants to study in high-ranked university but location plays also important role while choosing the most suitable one. So, all factors would come into consideration when moving to a new city come into play.

Here is the list of top UK University rankings according to the trusted “The Complete University Guide” UK University Ranking 2021.

Ranking of UK Universities in 2021

RankUniversity NameCity/TownApplication
1University of CambridgeCambridge
2University of OxfordOxford
3University of St AndrewsFife
4Imperial College LondonLondon
5Loughborough UniversityLoughborough
6London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon
7Durham UniversityDurham
8Lancaster UniversityLancaster
9University College LondonLondon
10University of WarwickCoventry
11University of BathBath
12University of ExeterExeter
13University of LeedsLeeds
14University of BirminghamBirmingham
15University of BristolBristol
16University of GlasgowGlasgow
17Harper Adams UniversityNewport
18University of ManchesterManchester
19Royal Holloway, University of LondonLondon
20University of SouthamptonSouthampton
21University of NottinghamNottingham
22University of YorkYork
23University of East AngliaNorwich
24University of DundeeDundee
25University of EdinburghEdinburgh
26University of SheffieldSheffield
27University of AberdeenAberdeen
28Newcastle UniversityNewcastle
29University of LiverpoolLiverpool
30King’s College LondonLondon
31Swansea UniversitySwansea
32University of SurreyGuildford
33Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh
34Cardiff University-Russell GroupCardiff
35Queen’s University BelfastBelfast
36University of StrathclydeGlasgow
37University of EssexColchester
38University of ReadingReading
39University of SussexBrighton
40Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham
41University of LeicesterLeicester
42University for the Creative ArtsFarnham
43Arts University BournemouthBournemouth
44SOAS University of LondonLondon
45Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth
46Keele UniversityKeele
47University of StirlingStirling
48Aston UniversityBirmingham
49Queen Mary, University of LondonLondon
50Coventry UniversityCoventry
51University of LincolnLincoln
52University of West LondonLondon
53Staffordshire UniversityStafford
54University of KentKent
55Edge Hill UniversityLancashire
56Leeds Arts UniversityLeeds
57University of PortsmouthPortsmouth
58UWE BristolBristol
59Ulster UniversityNorthern Ireland
60Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool
61University of HuddersfieldHuddersfield
62Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester
63Norwich University of the ArtsNorwich
64Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford
65Northumbria UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne
66Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffield
67St George’s, University of LondonLondon
68Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon
69University of RoehamptonRoehampton
70Bangor UniversityBangor
71University of ChichesterChichester
72Falmouth UniversityCornwall
73City University of LondonLondon
74DMU(De Montfort University)Leicester
75University of Central LancashirePreston
76University of PlymouthPlymouth
77University of HullHull
78Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool
79University of the Arts LondonLondon
80University of ChesterChester
81York St John UniversityYork
82Queen Margaret UniversityEdinburgh
83Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeen
84University of GreenwichLondon
85St Mary’s University, LondonLondon
86London South Bank UniversityLondon
87Teesside UniversityMiddlesborough
88University of HertfordshireLondon
89Solent UniversitySouthampton
90Royal Agricultural UniversityCirencester
91University of DerbyDerby
92University of BuckinghamBuckingham
93University of WorcesterWorcester
94Bournemouth UniversityPoole
95University of GloucestershireCheltenham
96Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow
97BCU-(Birmingham City University)Birmingham
98Abertay UniversityDundee
99University of WinchesterWinchester
100Brunel University LondonLondon
101Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburgh
102University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidSwansea
103Bishop Grosseteste UniversityLincoln
104Plymouth Marjon UniversityPlymouth
105University of BradfordBradford
106Kingston UniversityLondon
107Middlesex UniversityLondon
108University of the West of ScotlandScotland
109University of SunderlandSunderland
110Bath Spa UniversityBath
111University of SalfordManchester
112CMET-Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCardiff
113Bucks New UniversityWycombe
114University of South WalesCardiff
115Newman University, BirminghamBirmingham
116University of NorthamptonNorthampton
117Leeds Trinity UniversityLeeds
118Canterbury Christ Church UniversityKent
119University of WestminsterLondon
120Anglia Ruskin University LondonCambridge
121University of CumbriaLondon
122University of BrightonBrighton
123Leeds Beckett UniversityLeeds
124University of WolverhamptonWolverhampton
125University of BoltonBolton
126London Metropolitan UniversityLondon
127University of East LondonLondon
128University of BedfordshireLuton
129University of SuffolkIpswich
130Wrexham Glyndwr UniversityWrexham