Cambridge tops The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 ranking

27 September 2016


The University of Cambridge has been named the best university in the country following the publication of the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Cambridge comfortably finished ahead of its main rival Oxford in the ranking, marking the fourth year in a row it has finished top of the influential league table. The University, which is also ranked as one of the top five higher education institutions in the world, also finished first in 30 of the 67 subject league tables also published.

The top five remained the same as in 2016, with only St Andrews (third) and Durham (fourth) swapping places. Other notable risers in the top 50 included SOAS (up nine places to 35th), Harper Adams (up 13 places to 36th) and Liverpool Hope (up 30 places to 49th).

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2017 Times and Sunday Times Top Ten

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University of St Andrews
  4. Durham University
  5. Imperial College London
  6. University College London
  7. University of Warwick
  8. London School of Economics and Political Science
  9. University of Exeter
  10. Lancaster University
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