Bristol nails uni rankings

Bristol joins an elite selection of nine UK unis to make The Times’ top 100.

The Times has released its global uni league table, and there’s good news: we made the top 100.

Slipping through the net into 91st place, Bristol joins an elite group of just nine universities to make the list – with notable snubs including Exeter and Durham.

The Times Higher Education Supplement’s annual World Reputation Rankings – a spin-off of the World University Rankings – is based on reputation among scholars, rather than results. In other words, it’s based on uni big dogs’ personal opinions, rather than official world rankings.

But who cares? We made it.

We scraped in… at 91

Oxford and Cambridge were the only UK unis to feature in the top ten, and were placed third and fourth respectively.

Other UK institutes to make the cut include: Imperial (14), UCL (20), LSE (25), Edinburgh (46), Manchester (47) and King’s College (70).

Bristol: A city of champions

But despite international success, Bristol often fails to rank highly in national tables, due to low satisfaction scores. In The Guardian’s national league tables, which gives weight to students’ happiness, Bristol was only placed 18th.

Still, it’s a great day for Bristol. We’ve officially made it… just.