Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide was first published in 2007, when it was called The Good University Guide,and is compiled by Mayfield University Consultants.
Ten criteria are used by this ranking, with a statistical technique called the Z-transformation applied to the results of each. The ten Z-scores are then weighted (by 1.5 for student satisfaction, 0.5 for research intensity, academic services spend and facilities spend, and 1.0 for the rest) and summed to give a total score for each university. These total scores are then transformed to a scale where the top score is set at 1,000, with the remainder being a proportion of the top score. The ten criteria are:
• Academic services spend – the expenditure per student on all academic services;
•Degree completion – a measure of the completion rate of students;
•Entry standards – the average UCAS tariff score of new students under the age of 21;
•Facilities spend – the expenditure per student on staff and student facilities;
•Good honours – the proportion of firsts and upper seconds;
•Graduate prospects – a measure of the employability of graduates;
•Research assessment – a measure of the average quality of research;
•Research intensity – a measure of the fraction of staff who are research-active;
•Student satisfaction – a measure of the view of students on the teaching quality; and
•Student:staff ratio – a measure of the average staffing level.
Complete University Guide latest rankings
Ranking Country School Name
1 UK
University of Cambridge
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2 UK
University of Oxford
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3 UK
London School of Economics and Political Science
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4 UK
Imperial College London
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5 UK
Durham University
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5 UK
University of St Andrews
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7 UK
University of Warwick
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8 UK
University of Surrey
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9 UK
Lancaster University
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10 UK
University of Exeter
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11 UK
Loughborough University
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11 UK
University of Bath
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13 UK
UCL
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14 UK
University of Southampton
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15 UK
University of Bristol
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16 UK
University of East Anglia
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17 UK
University of York
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18 UK
University of Birmingham
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19 UK
University of Leeds
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20 UK
University of Edinburgh
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21 UK
University of Sussex
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22 UK
University of Kent
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23 UK
King's College London
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24 UK
University of Leicester
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25 UK
University of Nottingham
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26 UK
Newcastle University
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27 UK
University of Sheffield
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28 UK
University of Manchester
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29 UK
University of Reading
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30 UK
University of Glasgow
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31 UK
Cardiff University
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32 UK
Aston University
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33 UK
Queen Mary University of London
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34 UK
University of Essex
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34 UK
University of London Royal Holloway
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36 UK
Queen's University Belfast
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37 UK
Heriot-Watt University
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38 UK
University of Strathclyde
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39 UK
University of Liverpool
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40 UK
University of Aberdeen
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41 UK
University of London City
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42 UK
University of Dundee
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43 UK
University of London SOAS
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45 UK
Swansea University
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46 UK
University of Keele
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47 UK
University of Stirling
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48 UK
Coventry University
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49 UK
Brunel University
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50 UK
University of London Goldsmiths
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51 UK
University of Lincoln
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52 UK
Creative Arts, University for the
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53 UK
Nottingham Trent University
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54 UK
Bournemouth University
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54 UK
De Montfort University
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54 UK
Oxford Brookes University
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57 UK
Arts University Bournemouth
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58 UK
Bangor University
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59 UK
University of Portsmouth
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60 UK
Northumbria University
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62 UK
University of West of England
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63 UK
University of Bradford
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63 UK
Robert Gordon University
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63 UK
University of Hull
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66 UK
Roehampton University, London
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66 UK
University of Ulster
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68 UK
Liverpool John Moores University
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69 UK
University of Buckingham
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70 UK
Falmouth University
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70 UK
Bath Spa University
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72 UK
Sheffield Hallam University
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73 UK
Manchester Metropolitan University
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74 UK
University of Huddersfield
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75 UK
University of Hertfordshire
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76 UK
University of Brighton
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77 UK
University of Chichester
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78 UK
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
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79 UK
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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80 UK
University of the Arts London
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80 UK
University of Gloucestershire
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83 UK
University of Northampton
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83 UK
Glasgow Caledonian University
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86 UK
University of Winchester
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86 UK
Aberystwyth University
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88 UK
Birmingham City University
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89 UK
Middlesex University
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90 UK
University of Plymouth
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91 UK
University of Central Lancashire
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92 UK
Edinburgh Napier University
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93 UK
University of Chester
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94 UK
University of Derby
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95 UK
University of Abertay Dundee
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96 UK
University of Salford
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97 UK
Liverpool Hope University
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98 UK
Teesside University
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100 UK
University of Westminster
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102 UK
University of South Wales
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103 UK
University of Staffordshire
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104 UK
Kingston University London
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105 UK
University of Worcester
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106 UK
Canterbury Christ Church University
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107 UK
University of Greenwich
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108 UK
University of West London
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110 UK
University of Bedfordshire
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111 UK
University of Cumbria
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113 UK
Buckinghamshire New University
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114 UK
Leeds Beckett University
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115 UK
Anglia Ruskin University
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116 UK
University of Sunderland
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118 UK
University of West of Scotland
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119 UK
London South Bank University
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121 UK
University of Bolton
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122 UK
Southampton Solent University
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124 UK
University of East London
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125 UK
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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126 UK
London Metropolitan University
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