2016's Top UK Uni Ranking: Has Yours Made The Grade?

2016's Top UK Uni Ranking: Has Yours Made The Grade?
By C Hoppe
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Thinking about tertiary education in the UK? Then you need to check-out the new 2016 Times Education Supplement (TES) UK university rankings.

The top 5 hold few surprises and remain South-East centric. Oxford University took first place, followed by Cambridge University, and Imperial College London in third. University College London ranked 4th and in 5th place this year, The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Interestingly, in another ranking last year, by the Telegraph also rated several of these universities highly for their numbers of international students.

The London School of Economics and Political Science was ranked second by the Telegraph, with 45 percent of the student body made up of international students, in 7th place was Imperial College London with 3,000 international students making up 37 percent of the student body and the University College London came in 8th place.

In the TES 2016 overall rankings,Scotland once again did well with Edinburgh University ranked 6th. Glasgow University ranked 11th this year followed by St Andrews in 13th place with Aberdeen University and Dundee University coming in somewhat disappointingly at 29th and 31st respectively.

Once again, the ‘Red-Brick Universities’ did well, with University of Manchester ranked 8th, University of Bristol 9th, University of Sheffield 15th, University of Birmingham 18th, University of Leeds 22nd and University of Liverpool 26th.

In Wales, Cardiff University was the highest performing university for the nation, ranked an underwhelming 30th with Aberystwyth University and Bangor University a joint 39th.

In 34th place, Queen’s University Belfast was the highest ranking university in Northern Ireland.

For full details of how all UK universities performed in 2016 visit: here


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