The Guardian University league tables 2018Watch
University league tables 2018
"Cambridge has topped the Guardian University Guide league table for the seventh year running, while Oxford remains in second place and St Andrews in third.
There’s little change among the top 10 universities: Durham University, which ranked sixth last year, is in fourth place, while Bath University has climbed from 10th to fifth position. Imperial College London, Loughborough, Warwick, Lancaster, Surrey and UCL make up the rest of the top 10. Coventry remains the highest-ranked former polytechnic in the guide, moving up from 15th to 12th place."
This year's top 10. (Last year's place in parenthesis.)
1. (1) : Cambridge
2. (2) : Oxford
3. (3) : St Andrews
4. (6) : Durham
5. (10) : Bath
6= (7) : Imperial
6= (4) : Loughborough
8. (9) : Warwick
9. (8) : Lancaster
10= (4) : Surrey
10= (14) : UCL
Compare this with CUG, THE, QS, etc. And check the methodology to see why it is what it is
In particular, have a look at your subject rankings.
And check your subject rankings.
LSE not in top 10 🤔🤔
League table like this should be banned For misinforming people...
Pity the poor sod who believes it
Why is kings colllege London 39th? Is this a joke ? It is a top 20 uni maybe even top 10?
KCL is second from bottom of the med table with a score of half the top ranked university. In other rankings the high A level scores and career prospects from medicine would reward KCL for that in the overall table - in the Guardian it drags their position in the overall table down. They also only score 45/100 for dentistry, 41/100 for Nursing, 57/100 for Chemistry and 58/100 for Maths top ten rankings in arts and humanities subjects aren't going to be enough to balance those very low relative scores - they'd need to come top (100/100) in 3 or 4 tables that they have large numbers of students in to start balancing that.
This is why the Guardian push applicants so hard towards the subject rankings - the overall rankings are just the clickbait to pay for the rest of the tables.
Bradford isn't taking in the top performers but they're providing good teaching and their students get good jobs...why shouldn't they be in the top 5? It's a ranking of university teaching PERFORMANCE not a ranking of prestige or preconceptions.
how is Surrey higher than Warwick for maths and Oxford higher than Cambridge ???? makes no sense.
And because Oxford has a ridiculously tiny staff student ratio and accepts students with a broader range of qualifications to Cambridge/is less mean about giving out firsts and 2is.
Basically if you want to do maths at Cambridge or Warwick then make sure you're 100% confident that you'll do well - if you struggle even slightly you'll be getting a 2ii or a 3rd even if you think you're the dogs after A levels.