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The United Kingdom has more than a hundred universities, which makes a discussion about the top 100 institutes worthwhile. We will select random UK universities from the top 100 and examine their credentials.

Best 4 Universities in the UK:

1. University of Cambridge

In first place in the league tables for 2020 was The University of Cambridge, which narrowly beat another prestigious UK university in the process: The University of Oxford. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is an outstanding institute that accepts the most brilliant local and international students.

The gold standard university (according to Teaching Excellence Framework), Cambridge has a total student body in the 10000 to 25000 bracket. 92% of those students are enrolled full time and the percentage of undergraduate to postgraduate students is split 61 to 39.

Even the male to female ratio is almost evenly matched at 53 to 47. Cambridge further comprise of 31 colleges and over 150 departments.

2. University of Nottingham

Another Russell Group university, Nottingham is ranked at number 19 in the local rankings. It is comfortably in the top 100 for universities in the world as well. This UK university, which is found in the Midlands, is home to more than 46000 students from over 150 countries!

Some of these students may be fortunate to study a year abroad as well, since Nottingham has established campuses in Ningbo, China and Selangor, Malaysia as well. In addition, the University of Nottingham is one of the foremost UK university for employers around the world too.

A Teaching Excellence Framework approved university, 18% of the students enrolled at Nottingham are international. More interestingly, there are more female students than males one, which is an anomaly for UK universities.

3. Cardiff University

At number 26 is Cardiff University, which is located in the capital of Wales. This UK university is called home by more than 7000 students hailing from over 140 countries. The multicultural city has an excellent vibe and the university is known for its research intensive studies.

Cardiff was also awarded the silver standard in Teaching Excellence Framework. Typically, students require a 6.5 in their IELTS exam and Cardiff also offer Pre-sessional English Language courses also, which allow non-English speakers to acclimatize to their new surroundings and gain more confidence in the process.

4. City University London

City University London is placed at number 57 according to the latest rankings. Being in the capital means that the institute has a multicultural feel. Like the aforementioned Cardiff University, City is also a silver TEF university.

Nearly half of the student population are from abroad (43%) and even 27% of the faculty are also international! City University London is also part of the WC2, which aims to combat cultural, environmental and political concerns that arise around the world.

City offers international students a number of scholarships such as the President’s International Scholarship, the Global Leader’s Scholarship and the Chevening Scholarship, which is an independent proposition.

Top Universities in the UK 2020:

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 Anglia (UAE)Norwich
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 UniversityCardiff
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
74De Montfort UniversityLeicester
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
97Birmingham City UniversityBirmingham
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
112Cardiff 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 – ARUCambridge
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

Rank University Name City/Town Application
1 University of Cambridge Cambridge

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

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  1. Ahmed Kahn 27th October 2020 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the information

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