Cambridge tops university league table for seventh year in a row

Noella Chye 26 April 2017

The University of Cambridge has topped The Complete University Guide league table, published today, for the seventh year in a row, with a maximum overall score of 1000. 

Entry standards, calculated based on the average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University, were given a score of 592 – 22 points higher than second in the league table, Oxford. Research quality scored 3.33 out of 4.00, placing the University in 4th place, below Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. For graduate prospects, Cambridge comes third, below St. George’s and Imperial. 

Student satisfaction was graded 4.14 out of the maximum 5 points, putting Cambridge at 35th position. First in the category was The University of Buckingham. The information comes from the National Student Survey, which a recent student boycott supported by former CUSU President Amatey Doku is thought to have invalidated the results of. The boycott came as a precaution againstthe potential increase in tuition fees and the opposition faced by the bill in the House of Lords. 

Oxford retained its place in second position for the sixth year in a row, with an overall score two points lower than that of Cambridge. St Andrews rose two places to come third overall.