Six universities have been ordered by the advertising watchdog to remove misleading claims in adverts and on their websites.
Some universities are manipulating league tables and government data to make impressive claims about their reputation and rankings as they compete to attract students. Most now charge £9,000 a year in tuition fees and want to secure revenue by filling all their places.
The universities are Teesside University, University of Strathclyde, Falmouth University, University of Leicester, University of East Anglia, and University of West London.
In June, Reading University agreed to remove a claim that it was among the "top 1%" of universities worldwide following a complaint to the ASA.
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