To an extent this is a little like asking is an orange better than an apple! Several posters have referred to points/ranking in the various league tables. While such tables are "useful" in giving some information about a particular university, they all need to be seen in context. Just look at how all the universities are spinning the results of the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) so everyone seems to be saying the did well. So, is Leicester any "better or worse" than any other university? Well, depends on how you are measuring that. For example, Bournemouth Uni' is way down all the various tables when looked at its overall "quality" yet has the best department/course for computer animation in the country (I'm not at Bournemouth! lol). It also depends on whose opinion you are interested in. Employers may have very different views on how "good" a particular uni' is compared to the views of say academics. Does an employer want someone who is so clever they struggle to hold normal conversations with people or someone who can actually do a job but has a lower intellectual capacity? In addition, is there any point going to a high ranked uni' because it is high ranked, if you hate it there?