Cardiff beat Swansea in the Complete University Guide Rankings

Are you even surprised though

Cardiff beat Swansea, Royal Holloway and Liverpool in this year’s Complete University Guide Rankings.

We came in at 35th, which was ten places above Swansea.

Royal Holloway came in close behind us at 37th, while Liverpool was at 38th.


The rankings are based on the following factors:

  • Student Satisfaction
  • Research Quality
  • Research Intensity
  • Entry Standards
  • Student: Staff Ratio
  • Spending on Academic Services
  • Spending on Student Facilities
  • Good Honours degrees achieved
  • Graduate Prospects and Completion

The top five universities remained unchanged, as Cambridge topped the charts yet again.