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UK’s best universities -25 top schools across league tables

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With GCE A levels results set for release on Thursday, August 13, 2015, the race to clinch spots at United Kingdom’s top universities will reach a crescendo by the weekend.

Across league tables quite a number of universities come tops. And parents who want the best for their children and wards always consider first the top 25 universities.

On Complete University Guide, for 2015 and 2016 session, here at the top 25:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. London School of Economics
  4. Imperial College London
  5. Durham
  6. St Andrews
  7. Warwick
  8. Surrey
  9. Lancaster
  10. Exeter
  11. Bath
  12. Loughborough
  13. University College London
  14. Southampton
  15. Bristol
  16. East Anglia
  17. York
  18. Birmingham
  19. Leeds
  20. Edinburgh
  21. Sussex
  22. Kent
  23. King’s College London
  24. Leicester
  25. Nottingham

For the influential newspaper, Guardian, these universities top their list:

  1. 1.Cambridge
  2. 2.Oxford
  3. 3.St Andrews
  4. 4.Surrey
  5. 5.Bath
  6. 6.Durham
  7. Warwick
  8. Imperial College
  9. Exeter
  10. 10.Lancaster
  11. 11.Loughborough
  12. UCL
  13. London School of Economics
  14. Southampton
  15. Coventry
  16. Kent
  17. Birmingham
  18. Heriot-Watt
  19. Sussex
  20. Edinburgh
  21. UEA
  22. York
  23. Leeds
  24. Glasgow
  25. Reading

The Telegraph listed top 10 UK universities in the world, and they are:

  • The University of Warwick
  • The University of Glasgow
  • 8.The University of Manchester
  • The University of Bristol
  • 6.The University of Edinburgh
  • King’s College London
  • University College London
  • University of Oxford
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Cambridge

Across the tables, many criteria are used in arriving at the best schools. They include entry standards, student satisfaction, research facility and graduate prospects.

For different courses, the universities each have comparative advantages. Many of them excel in particular courses.

For example, for Civil Engineering, the top schools are:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Imperial College London
  3. Bath
  4. Southampton
  5. Bristol
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Sheffield
  8. Surrey
  9. Heriot-watt
  10. 10.Dundee

Tuition across the schools range from £9,000 to £30,000 depending on the course and the status of the student (home or international).

Reports have it that spaces in some of these top universities are already filled for the 2015 and 2016 session. So, unless you have already applied, sure of outstanding grades, getting in is very difficult!

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