Sussex climbs into the top 20 UK unis in latest rankings

We made it guys

Sussex University has climbed three places into the top 20 of the latest Complete University Guide rankings.

Our rise from 21st to 18th sees us climb ahead of Edinburgh and York who were both ahead of us last year. Some notable fallers in the league table include Brighton University who have dropped 14 places to go from 76th to 90th.


This is what a top 20 uni looks like

The Complete University Guide ranks universities based on 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. This year’s rankings list 127 institutions in total.

The three top dogs, Cambridge, Oxford, and LSE remain unchanged since last year, placing first, second, and third respectively.

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year.”

The guide also ranks universities on the proportion of student complaints from 2012-2014 which are still unresolved. Sussex ranks an impressively low 125th with 12.8 unresolved letters of complaint per 1000 students.

This is a great achievement for Sussex University and we should no doubt be proud that our hard work is being noticed.