Is the University of Leeds a top-tier uni?

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Is the University of Leeds a top-tier university? I've seen contradicting opinions on this university so your thoughts would be appreciated.
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it’s got a pretty good reputation but i wouldn’t describe it as “top tier”
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it’s got a pretty good reputation but i wouldn’t describe it as “top tier”
Thank you for your response

Would you consider it in the same category as Warwick, Bristol and Exeter?
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Thank you for your response

Would you consider it in the same category as Warwick, Bristol and Exeter?
personally i wouldn’t
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I mean Leeds is usually ranked between 10-20 on the university rankings. Whilst I’d say it’s not TOP tier, it’s still a very good and highly regarded university
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The only academic research (as far as I know) into this area ranks UK universities in 4 tiers.

1/ Oxbridge.
2/ London, Durham, Red-bricks, Scottish Ancients and some 1960s institutions.
3/ The rest of the 1960s plus some post-92s.
4/ The rest of the post-92s.

By this metric, Leeds, being a red-brick, is a tier 2 university.
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Depends on what you mean by tiers.

If you comparing it with all other institutions, each tier has dozens of universities, then Leeds is a top tier. But if each of your tier only contain two or three universities, then Leeds is not. You don't normally see it as a top 10.

Leeds is one of the better red bricks, but it's not the best of them (which, for me, goes to Bristol). It is also not as competitive as some later universities, such as Warwick. I consider it similar to Birmingham, Nottingham, Bath and so on. I see you mentioned Exeter. Exeter is pretty hard to classify. It is one of the poshest universities so it's naturally good for prospects, but I'm not sure where to put it for those who are not from a posh family.
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its an amazing uni, but id say second or even third tier in the uk

i think it goes like this:

oxbridge, imperial, lse
warwick, durham, ucl, etc.
red brick unis like leeds
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(Original post by cchloepx)
I mean Leeds is usually ranked between 10-20 on the university rankings. Whilst I’d say it’s not TOP tier, it’s still a very good and highly regarded university
(Original post by chaotic1328)
The only academic research (as far as I know) into this area ranks UK universities in 4 tiers.

1/ Oxbridge.
2/ London, Durham, Red-bricks, Scottish Ancients and some 1960s institutions.
3/ The rest of the 1960s plus some post-92s.
4/ The rest of the post-92s.

By this metric, Leeds, being a red-brick, is a tier 2 university.
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Depends on what you mean by tiers.

If you comparing it with all other institutions, each tier has dozens of universities, then Leeds is a top tier. But if each of your tier only contain two or three universities, then Leeds is not. You don't normally see it as a top 10.

Leeds is one of the better red bricks, but it's not the best of them (which, for me, goes to Bristol). It is also not as competitive as some later universities, such as Warwick. I consider it similar to Birmingham, Nottingham, Bath and so on. I see you mentioned Exeter. Exeter is pretty hard to classify. It is one of the poshest universities so it's naturally good for prospects, but I'm not sure where to put it for those who are not from a posh family.
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its an amazing uni, but id say second or even third tier in the uk

i think it goes like this:

oxbridge, imperial, lse
warwick, durham, ucl, etc.
red brick unis like leeds
Thanks everyone! This was very helpful. I'm an international student and was confused by the contrasting reviews I previously read online
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Thank you for your response

Would you consider it in the same category as Warwick, Bristol and Exeter?
Yes it is a top UK uni

And you shouldn’t care about the student rooms opinion of things
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Thank you for your response

Would you consider it in the same category as Warwick, Bristol and Exeter?
I would put Leeds in the C-tier here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...0#post92246812
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Thanks everyone! This was very helpful. I'm an international student and was confused by the contrasting reviews I previously read online
what are you studying? I heard Leeds is very good for medicine
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I would put Leeds in the C-tier here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...0#post92246812
Hi! Looked at your tier table and I’ve got a question. Would you say that it’s better to look at overall Uni league tables or subject rankings? From an employee point of view. Because I was thinking of studying business at Leeds, it is ranked 13th for Business management and 5th for marketing, whereas Nottingham is ranked 38th and KCL 30th? I was also thinking of Bristol but haven’r heard much about its management school and there are good opinions about Leeds’ one (triple accreditation, dean’s excellence etc) So I’m torn
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Hi! Looked at your tier table and I’ve got a question. Would you say that it’s better to look at overall Uni league tables or subject rankings? From an employee point of view. Because I was thinking of studying business at Leeds, it is ranked 13th for Business management and 5th for marketing, whereas Nottingham is ranked 38th and KCL 30th? I was also thinking of Bristol but haven’r heard much about its management school and there are good opinions about Leeds’ one (triple accreditation, dean’s excellence etc) So I’m torn
Subject rankings over overall.


What I would say is definitely trust league tables over the opinion of RoyalBeams from the Student Room

I’m sure Mikos will agree with me on this
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(Original post by daveymcloughlin)
Subject rankings over overall.


What I would say is definitely trust league tables over the opinion of RoyalBeams from the Student Room

I’m sure Mikos will agree with me on this
I don’t agree with RoyalBeams’ tier list. However, I also think league tables are a crock of shite. Do you, as (I am assuming) a future Leeds student, really think that the likes of Solent rank above Leeds?
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I don’t agree with RoyalBeams’ tier list. However, I also think league tables are a crock of shite. Do you, as (I am assuming) a future Leeds student, really think that the likes of Solent rank above Leeds?
Where the **** even is Solent lmao
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I don’t agree with RoyalBeams’ tier list. However, I also think league tables are a crock of shite. Do you, as (I am assuming) a future Leeds student, really think that the likes of Solent rank above Leeds?
Why don’t you drop a tier list if you’re such an expert
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Where the **** even is Solent lmao
Precisely my point. If league tables were correct then why would it rank a university like Solent above Leeds?

(Original post by daveymcloughlin)
Why don’t you drop a tier list if you’re such an expert
As I said on another thread, you can’t really rank universities that stringently because a lot of the time it is down to the needs of the individual (which, because of how generalised they are, league tables fail to do)
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Why don’t you drop a tier list if you’re such an expert
I'm pretty sure Mikos actually does this as their job, they are an accredited advisor to student polling boards.

There are also the equivalent of meta-data analysis on the discrepancies on League tables:
https://web.archive.org/web/20151217...ropaganda.net/
http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...053187,00.html

But please, don't let me stop you going off.
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I'm pretty sure Mikos actually does this as their job, they are an accredited advisor to student polling boards.

There are also the equivalent of meta-data analysis on the discrepancies on League tables:
https://web.archive.org/web/20151217...ropaganda.net/
http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...053187,00.html

But please, don't let me stop you going off.
Plzzzz he’s going to take you seriously 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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