Dundee beats Oxford and Cambridge to go 26th in new university rankings

Started from the bottom now we’re here

A huge survey of British students has sensationally placed Dundee 24 places above Oxford, and 20 above Cambridge.

The award, handed to us by Whatuni.com, saw Dundee rated 4.29 out of 5.

Over 25,000 students were asked to complete surveys on their opinion of their uni within ten categories, including job prospects, student support and accommodation.

Started from the bottom now we're here

How we scored

Job prospects: 41st

Course and lecturers: 61st

Student union: 7th

Accommodation: 14th

Facilities: 43rd

City life: 56th

Clubs and societies: 50th

Student support: 57th

International: 21st


Our Student Union came in for particular praise. Daniel Mccomm branded it “Mad, busy and cheap.”

Although last year Dundee was only ranked 84th in the poll, we have a history of scoring highly on satisfaction surveys: last year the National Student Survey placed Dundee top in Scotland.

Cambridge came 47th

Cambridge came 47th

The top 50 in full

1. Harper Adams

2. Loughborough

3. Swansea

4. Bangor

5. Leeds

6. Exeter

7. Nottingham Trent

8. University of South Wales

9. St Mary’s University, Twickenham

10. Leeds College of Art

11. Newcastle

12. Kent

13. Falmouth

14. Glasgow

15. Keele

16. Edge Hill

17. University of East Anglia

18. Sunderland

19. Bath

20. Lancaster

21. Sheffield

22. University Campus Suffolk

23. Aberystwyth

24. Manchester

25. Worcester

26. Dundee

27. Plymouth

28. Chester

29. Durham

30. Buckingham

31. Nottingham

32. Gloucestershire

33. Northumbria

34. York

35. St Andrews

36. Birmingham

37. Aston

38. Edinburgh

39. Royal Agricultural College

40. Southampton

41. Liverpool

42. Essex

43. Cardiff

44. UWE

45. Lincoln

46. Cambridge

47. Salford

48. QUB

49. Warwick

50. Oxford