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:

 
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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