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Lancaster University has been ranked ninth in The Complete University Guide 2017 league table, for the second year in a row. Lancaster also ranked first for the universities in the North West.
The Complete University Guide league table assesses 127 universities across the UK based on ten measures overall and in separate subject areas. These ten measures are: student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; entry standards; student: staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees achieved; graduate prospects and completion.
Lancaster University ranks above University College London and falls third for the non-Russell Group universities after only University of St Andrews (in 5th) and Loughborough University (in 7th). Lancaster also ranked considerably higher than North West Russell Group Universities, University of Manchester and University of Liverpool, who were ranked 25th and 38th respectively.
In separate subject areas, Lancaster ranked within the top ten for 18 of the 34 subjects that it has been assessed for including a second-place ranking for Marketing.
Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, Professor Mark E. Smith said in a statement about the results that he is “delighted that the reputation of our university is reflected in high rankings year-on-year in the UK’s major university league tables. Lancaster combines excellence in research and teaching to provide the very best education experience for our students.
The Vice-Chancellor continued saying that “holding 9th place demonstrates how Lancaster continues to successfully compete with some of the very best universities across the world.”
Six out of the top ten universities in this year’s Complete University Guide have stayed in the same position as last year. Dr Bernard Kingston, the principal author of The Complete University Guide said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year. While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”
Lancaster’s high ranking comes after a year of good results in league tables including 10th place in the Guardian league table and 11th place in the prestigious Times Higher ‘table of tables’. Lancaster was also ranked 121st in the world out of 945 institutions in the QS World University Rankings with Linguistics ranked 15th in the world.
The full league tables and to find out where Lancaster University ranked in each individual subject go to the website: TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk