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 Rankings 2020.

Ranking of UK Universities in 2020

Rank University Name City/Town Application
1 University of Cambridge Cambridge
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2 University of Oxford Oxford
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3 University of St Andrews Fife
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4 Imperial College London London
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5 Loughborough University Loughborough
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6 London School of Economics and Political Science London
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7 Durham University Durham
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8 Lancaster University Lancaster
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9 University College London London
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10 University of Warwick Coventry
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11 University of Bath Bath
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12 University of Exeter Exeter
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13 University of Leeds Leeds
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14 University of Birmingham Birmingham
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15 University of Bristol Bristol
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16 University of Glasgow Glasgow
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17 Harper Adams University Newport
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18 University of Manchester Manchester
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19 Royal Holloway, University of London London
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20 University of Southampton Southampton
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21 University of Nottingham Nottingham
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22 University of York York
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23 University of East Anglia (UAE) Norwich
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24 University of Dundee Dundee
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25 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
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26 University of Sheffield Sheffield
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27 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
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28 Newcastle University Newcastle
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29 University of Liverpool Liverpool
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30 King’s College London London
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31 Swansea University Swansea
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32 University of Surrey Guildford
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33 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
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34 Cardiff University Cardiff
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35 Queen’s University Belfast Belfast
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36 University of Strathclyde Glasgow
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37 University of Essex Colchester
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38 University of Reading Reading
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39 University of Sussex Brighton
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40 Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
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41 University of Leicester Leicester
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42 University for the Creative Arts Farnham
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43 Arts University Bournemouth Bournemouth
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44 SOAS University of London London
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45 Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth
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46 Keele University Keele
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47 University of Stirling Stirling
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48 Aston University Birmingham
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49 Queen Mary, University of London London
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50 Coventry University Coventry
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51 University of Lincoln Lincoln
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52 University of West London London
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53 Staffordshire University Stafford
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54 University of Kent Kent
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55 Edge Hill University Lancashire
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56 Leeds Arts University Leeds
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57 University of Portsmouth Portsmouth
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58 UWE Bristol Bristol
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59 Ulster University Northern Ireland
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60 Liverpool Hope University Liverpool
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61 University of Huddersfield Huddersfield
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62 Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester
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63 Norwich University of the Arts Norwich
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64 Oxford Brookes University Oxford
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65 Northumbria University Newcastle Upon Tyne
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66 Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield
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67 St George’s, University of London London
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68 Goldsmiths, University of London London
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69 University of Roehampton Roehampton
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70 Bangor University Bangor
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71 University of Chichester Chichester
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72 Falmouth University Cornwall
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73 City, University of London London
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74 De Montfort University Leicester
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75 University of Central Lancashire Preston
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76 University of Plymouth Plymouth
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77 University of Hull Hull
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78 Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool
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79 University of the Arts London London
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80 University of Chester Chester
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81 York St John University York
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82 Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
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83 Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
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84 University of Greenwich London
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85 St Mary’s University, London London
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86 London South Bank University London
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87 Teesside University Middlesborough
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88 University of Hertfordshire London
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89 Solent University Southampton
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90 Royal Agricultural University Cirencester
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91 University of Derby Derby
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92 University of Buckingham Buckingham
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93 University of Worcester Worcester
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94 Bournemouth University Poole
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95 University of Gloucestershire Cheltenham
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96 Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow
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97 Birmingham City University Birmingham
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98 Abertay University Dundee
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99 University of Winchester Winchester
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100 Brunel University London London
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101 Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh
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102 University of Wales Trinity Saint David Swansea
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103 Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln
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104 Plymouth Marjon University Plymouth
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105 University of Bradford Bradford
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106 Kingston University London
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107 Middlesex University London
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108 University of the West of Scotland Scotland
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109 University of Sunderland Sunderland
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110 Bath Spa University Bath
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111 University of Salford Manchester
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112 Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff
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113 Bucks New University Wycombe
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114 University of South Wales Cardiff
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115 Newman University, Birmingham Birmingham
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116 University of Northampton Northampton
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117 Leeds Trinity University Leeds
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118 Canterbury Christ Church University Kent
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119 University of Westminster London
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120 Anglia Ruskin University – ARU Cambridge
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121 University of Cumbria London
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122 University of Brighton Brighton
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123 Leeds Beckett University Leeds
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124 University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton
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125 University of Bolton Bolton
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126 London Metropolitan University London
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127 University of East London London
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128 University of Bedfordshire Luton
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129 University of Suffolk Ipswich
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130 Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham
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