Lancaster beats Oxford and Cambridge in latest uni rankings

We came 20th in the UK

Lancaster University has beaten both Cambridge and Oxford in the latest uni rankings released by, earning the impressive ranking of 20th best uni in the UK.

The annual league table is compiled by assessing the comments and reviews of over 250,000 students. A large range of categories are considered including job prospects, course and lecturers, student union, accommodation, uni facilities, city life, clubs and societies and student support.

Lancaster’s score was 4.35 out of five overall, compared to scores of 4.21 and 4.19 for Cambridge and Oxford respectively.

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Lancaster had climbed up the rankings by seven places compared to 2015 and has made a massive improvement since placing 47th in 2014.

Lancaster University has also in the last year placed ninth in the university league table for the Complete University Guide and 10th in The Guardian.

York also finished below Lancaster in 34th. The top three were Harper Adams, Loughborough and Swansea.

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