Last Updated: January 31, 2021

Top Universities in UK

Ranking of UK Universities

#UniversityCity#StudentsTypeRank
1University of CambridgeCambridge, East of England23300Public1
2University of OxfordOxford, Oxfordshire24600Public2
3Imperial College LondonLondon, London19200Public3
4London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon, London11900Public4
5University of St. AndrewsSt Andrews, Scotland9000Public5
6Loughborough UniversityLoughborough, East Midlands 18500Public6
7Durham UniversityDurham, Durham19100Public7
8Lancaster UniversityLancaster, Lancashire16000Public8
9University of BathBath, England18100Public9
10University College LondonLondon, London41200Public10
11University of WarwickCoventry, England27300Public11
12University of ExeterExeter, South West England23700Public12
13University of BirminghamBirmingham, West Midlands35500Public13
14University of BristolBristol, England26000Public14
15The University of EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland34300Public15
16University of LeedsLeeds, West Yorkshire36300Public16
17University of ManchesterManchester, England40300Public17
18University of SouthamptonSouthampton, England2280018
19University of GlasgowGlasgow, Scotland31000Public19
20King's College LondonLondon, London33000Public20
21The University of NottinghamNottingham, Nottinghamshire33600Public21
22University of YorkYork, North Yorkshire19500Public22
23Newcastle UniversityNewcastle, North East England27300Public23
24Royal Holloway, University of LondonEgham, Surrey11100Public24
25University of East AngliaNorwich18000Public25
26University of AberdeenAberdeen, Scotland14800Public26
27The Queen's University BelfastBelfast, Northern Ireland24700Public27
28University of SheffieldSheffield30200Public28
29Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh, Scotland31000Public29
30University of Wales Institute, CardiffCardiff, Wales10700Public30
31University of DundeeDundee16000Public31
32University of Wales, SwanseaSwansea, Wales20650Public32
33University of LiverpoolLiverpool, Merseyside29747Public33
34University of SurreyGuildford, Surrey16850Public34
35Queen Mary, University of LondonLondon, London20600Public35
36University of StrathclydeGlasgow, Scotland22700Public36
37School of Oriental and African Studies, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic37
38University of LeicesterLeicester, LeicestershirePublic38
39University for the Creative ArtsPublic39
40University of ReadingReading, BerkshirePublic40
41University of SussexBrighton, East SussexPublic41
42University of ChichesterPublic42
43University of EssexColchester, EssexPublic43
44Harper Adams UniversityEdgmond, EnglandPublic44
45Aston UniversityBirmingham, West MidlandsPublic45
46University of StirlingStirling, ScotlandPublic46
47Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham, Public47
48University of KentCanterbury, KentPublic48
49Northumbria UniversityNewcastlePublic49
50Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford, OxfordshirePublic50
51University of LincolnLincoln, LincolnshirePublic51
52University of the West of England, BristolBristol, EnglandPublic52
53Coventry UniversityCoventry, EnglandPublic53
54Bournemouth UniversityPoole, DorsetPublic54
55Keele UniversityNewcastle under Lyme, StaffordshirePublic55
56Kingston UniversityKingston upon Thames, SurreyPublic56
57The Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeen, ScotlandPublic57
58The University of BoltonBolton, EnglandPublic58
59Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldPublic59
60Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth, CeredigionPublic60
61University of Abertay DundeeDundeePublic61
62University of HullHull, YorkshirePublic62
63The University of BuckinghamBuckinghamPrivate63
64University of SunderlandSunderlandPublic64
65Middlesex UniversityLondon, LondonPublic66
66Cardiff UniversityCardiff, WalesPublic67
67University of GreenwichGreenwich, LondonPublic
68Birmingham International CollegeBirmingham, West MidlandsPublic
69University of HertfordshireHerts, HertfordshirePublic
70University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldPublic
71University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
72University of BedfordshireLuton, BedfordshirePublic
73University of GlamorganGlamorganPublic
74University of East LondonLondon, LondonPublic
75Trinity College of MusicGreenwich, LondonPublic
76United Medical and Dental Schools, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
77The University of NorthamptonNorthamptonPublic
78University of WorcesterWorcester, WorcestershirePublic
79University of BradfordBradford, West YorkshirePublic
80University of BrightonBrighton, East SussexPublic
81University of GloucestershireCheltenham, GloucestershirePublic
82Birmingham City UniversityBirmingham, West MidlandsPublic
83University of Central LancashirePreston, North WestPublic
84University of DerbyDerbyPublic
85University of the West of ScotlandPaisleyPublic
86University of PlymouthPlymouth, DevonPublic
87University of PortsmouthPortsmouth, PortsmouthPublic
88School of Advanced StudyLondon, LondonPublic
89Queen Margaret UniversityEdinburgh, ScotlandPublic
90Newbold CollegeBracknell, BerkshirePublic
91Central School of Speech and DramaLondon, LondonPublic
92Edge Hill UniversityOrmskirk, LancashirePublic
93Royal Scottish Academy of Music and DramaGlasgow, ScotlandPublic
94Scottish Agricultural CollegeEdinburgh, ScotlandPublic
95West End College LondonLondon, LondonPublic
96Royal Agricultural CollegeCirencester, GloucestershirePublic
97Royal Veterinary College University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
98Wimbledon College of ArtWimbledonPublic
99University of SalfordSalford, Greater ManchesterPublic
100University of TeessideMiddlesbroughPublic
101University of UlsterColeraine, County LondonderryPublic
102Prifysgol Cymru University of WalesCardiff, WalesPublic
103University of Wales, NewportNewportPublic
104Bangor UniversityBangor, GwyneddPublic
105University of Wales, LampeterLampeter, CeredigionPublic
106University of WestminsterLondon, LondonPublic
107University of WolverhamptonWolverhampton, Public
108University of ChesterChesterPublic
109Anglia Ruskin UniversityCambridge, East of EnglandPublic
110European School of EconomicsLondon, LondonPrivate
111Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow, ScotlandPublic
112Glasgow School of ArtGlasgow, ScotlandPublic
113Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
114Heythrop College, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
115Huron University USA in LondonLondon, LondonPublic
116Imperial College School of MedicineLondon, LondonPublic
117Institute of Education, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
118Leeds Metropolitan UniversityLeeds, West YorkshirePublic
119De Montfort University LeicesterLeicester, LeicestershirePublic
120Cranfield UniversityCranfield, BedfordshirePublic
121Birkbeck, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
122Brunel UniversityUxbridge, MiddlesexPublic
123Buckinghamshire New UniversityHigh WycombePublic
124London Camberwell College of ArtsLondon, LondonPublic
125Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterbury, KentPublic
126London Central Saint Martins College of Art & DesignLondon, LondonPublic
127London Chelsea College of Art and DesignLondon, LondonPublic
128The City University, LondonLondon, LondonPublic
129Courtauld Institute of Art, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
130Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool, MerseysidePublic
131Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool, MerseysidePublic
132London Business SchoolLondon, LondonPublic
133St. George's, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
134School of Pharmacy, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
135Sotheby? Institute of Art - LondonLondon, LondonPublic
136London South Bank UniversityLondon, LondonPublic
137Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonPublic
138Staffordshire UniversityStaffordshirePublic
139Thames Valley UniversityEaling, LondonPublic
140The American University in LondonLondon, LondonPublic
141The Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterPublic
142Royal Free and University College Medical School, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
143Royal College of MusicLondon, LondonPublic
144London College of Science & TechnologyLondon, LondonPublic
145London Metropolitan UniversityLondon, LondonPublic
146London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
147London School of Jewish StudiesLondon, LondonPublic
148Napier UniversityEdinburgh, ScotlandPublic
149Richmond The American International University in LondonLondon, LondonPublic
150Roehampton UniversityRoehampton, Southwest LondonPublic
151Royal Academy of Music, University of LondonLondon, LondonPublic
152Royal College of ArtLondon, LondonPublic
153Trinity College CarmarthenCarmarthen, CarmarthenshirePublic

Note: The list above are Universities which are recognized with University status.

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