The Times & Sunday Times 2017 ranking: Top placings

A quick look at the top 25 in the all new Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for 2017. The results were embargoed until 11.30 on Friday 23 September and full details will no doubt be found on the Sunday Times website (£) on Sunday. (Last year’s position in brackets)

1 (1=) Cambridge
2 (2) Oxford
3 (4) St Andrews
4 (5) Durham
5 (3) Imperial
6 (10) UCL
7 (6) Warwick
8 (9) LSE
9= (7) Exeter
9= (11) Lancaster
11 (13) Loughborough
12 (12) Bath
13 (14) Leeds
14 (8) Surrey
15 (18) UEA
16 (17) Birmingham
17 (17) York
18 (19) Sussex
19 (20) Bristol
20 (25) Nottingham
21 (16) Southampton
22 (23=) Newcastle
23 (23=) Kent
24 (21) Sheffield
25 (28=) Leicester

Cambridge is at the top of the pile and Oxford, despite being number 1 in the world according to THE, is only number 2 in the UK and Leicester rejoins the top 25.

Leeds is winner of the University of the Year title this time. Excitingly (for me) the University of Nottingham is named University of the Year for Graduate Employment and, perhaps unsurprisingly, Loughborough retains its Sports University of the Year title.

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