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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51 UK
University of Oxford
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3 UK
University of St Andrews
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4 UK
London School of Economics and Political Science
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5 UK
Imperial College London
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6 UK
Durham University
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7 UK
Lancaster University
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8 UK
Loughborough University
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9 UK
University of Bath
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10 UK
UCL
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11 UK
University of Warwick
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13 UK
University of Birmingham
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14 UK
University of Leeds
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15 UK
University of Manchester
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16 UK
University of Bristol
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16 UK
University of Edinburgh
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18 UK
University of Glasgow
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19 UK
University of Nottingham
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20 UK
University of Southampton
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21 UK
University of East Anglia
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22 UK
Newcastle University
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23 UK
University of Surrey
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25 UK
King's College London
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26 UK
Cardiff University
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28 UK
University of Liverpool
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29 UK
University of Aberdeen
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30 UK
University of York
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31 UK
University of Dundee
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32 UK
University of Sussex
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33 UK
University of Sheffield
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34 UK
Aston University
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35 UK
Heriot-Watt University
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35 UK
Swansea University
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37 UK
Queen's University Belfast
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38 UK
Nottingham Trent University
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39 UK
University of Strathclyde
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40 UK
University of Reading
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68 UK
Queen Mary University of London
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42 UK
University of Lincoln
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43 UK
University of Stirling
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44 UK
University of Leicester
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44 UK
University of London SOAS
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44 UK
University of Essex
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48 UK
Creative Arts, University for the
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49 UK
University of Kent
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50 UK
Northumbria University
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52 UK
University of Keele
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53 UK
University of Portsmouth
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53 UK
Coventry University
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56 UK
Manchester Metropolitan University
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58 UK
University of Staffordshire
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61 UK
University of the Arts London
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62 UK
Liverpool Hope University
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63 UK
University of Bradford
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64 UK
University of Huddersfield
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65 UK
Arts University Bournemouth
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66 UK
Liverpool John Moores University
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67 UK
De Montfort University
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69 UK
Brunel University
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70 UK
Bournemouth University
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71 UK
Aberystwyth University
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72 UK
University of London Goldsmiths
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73 UK
Sheffield Hallam University
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74 UK
University of Hertfordshire
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75 UK
University of Central Lancashire
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77 UK
Falmouth University
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77 UK
University of Plymouth
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77 UK
Glasgow Caledonian University
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80 UK
University of Salford
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81 UK
University of Hull
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81 UK
Roehampton University, London
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83 UK
University of Greenwich
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83 UK
Bangor University
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85 UK
Robert Gordon University
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86 UK
Edinburgh Napier University
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87 UK
London South Bank University
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88 UK
University of Chichester
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89 UK
Middlesex University
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90 UK
University of West London
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91 UK
Birmingham City University
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92 UK
University of Westminster
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93 UK
Kingston University London
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94 UK
Bath Spa University
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96 UK
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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97 UK
University of Derby
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99 UK
University of Gloucestershire
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100 UK
Teesside University
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101 UK
University of Chester
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104 UK
University of West of Scotland
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106 UK
University of Winchester
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107 UK
University of Sunderland
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107 UK
University of Buckingham
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109 UK
University of Worcester
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110 UK
University of Northampton
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113 UK
University of South Wales
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114 UK
University of Brighton
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116 UK
University of East London
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117 UK
Canterbury Christ Church University
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118 UK
Anglia Ruskin University
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145 Denmark
Aarhus University
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