Leicester rises up the Complete University Guide table

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The University of Leicester has risen up the rankings in the 2025 Complete University Guide.

Leicester went up two places from 38th to 36th in the league table ranking of 130 UK Higher Education institutions, which was published on Tuesday 14 May.

The University’s performance in the National Student Survey, which records UK students’ satisfaction levels with their university experience, was a factor behind the rise.

The University was also placed 20th for academic services spend and 27th for the quality of its research, in the guide.

Subjects-wise, English saw the biggest rise, moving up eight places to 29th, with Italian (10th) and Medicine (11th) being Leicester’s best-performing subjects.

Professor Liz Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Leicester, said: “I’m delighted to see the University of Leicester continuing to perform strongly in the Complete University Guide. Rising two places again this year is testament to our commitment to provide the very best education for all of our students”.

The rankings rise comes a matter of months after the University received Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, which means the experience students have and the outcomes it leads to are typically outstanding.

It also follows Leicester’s ranking of 30th in the Times Higher Education’s analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results, its best-ever performance in a national research assessment exercise, indicating that the University is one of the few in the country to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research.

You can view the data behind the ranking on the Complete University Guide website.