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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2 UK
University of Oxford
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3 UK
London School of Economics and Political Science
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4 UK
Imperial College London
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5 UK
University of St Andrews
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7 UK
Loughborough University
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8 UK
Lancaster University
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9 UK
University of Warwick
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11 UK
University of Bath
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12 UK
University of Exeter
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13 UK
University of Leeds
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14 UK
University of East Anglia
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97 UK
University of Birmingham
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15 UK
University of Bristol
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17 UK
University of Nottingham
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18 UK
University of Manchester
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19 UK
University of Surrey
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20 UK
University of Southampton
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21 UK
University of York
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23 UK
University of Edinburgh
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24 UK
University of Glasgow
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26 UK
King's College London
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26 UK
University of Essex
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28 UK
University of Aberdeen
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28 UK
University of London Royal Holloway
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30 UK
University of Sheffield
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31 UK
University of Dundee
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32 UK
University of Reading
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33 UK
Cardiff University
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34 UK
University of Leicester
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35 UK
Heriot-Watt University
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36 UK
University of Liverpool
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36 UK
Queen's University Belfast
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39 UK
Swansea University
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40 UK
University of Strathclyde
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40 UK
University of Stirling
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42 UK
Nottingham Trent University
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43 UK
University of Lincoln
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44 UK
University of Kent
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45 UK
Aston University
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46 UK
University of London SOAS
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47 UK
Coventry University
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49 UK
Arts University Bournemouth
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50 UK
Brunel University
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51 UK
University of Portsmouth
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53 UK
Liverpool Hope University
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53 USA
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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54 UK
University of Keele
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55 UK
Creative Arts, University for the
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56 UK
Northumbria University
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57 UK
Manchester Metropolitan University
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58 UK
University of West of England
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59 UK
Liverpool John Moores University
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60 UK
University of Huddersfield
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61 UK
University of Bradford
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62 UK
University of London Goldsmiths
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62 UK
Bangor University
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65 UK
Aberystwyth University
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66 UK
Bournemouth University
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66 UK
Oxford Brookes University
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69 UK
Sheffield Hallam University
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70 UK
De Montfort University
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71 UK
Roehampton University, London
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73 UK
University of Staffordshire
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73 UK
University of Ulster
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75 UK
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
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76 UK
University of Buckingham
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77 UK
University of Plymouth
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77 UK
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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79 UK
University of West London
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79 UK
University of Salford
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82 UK
University of Westminster
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83 UK
Robert Gordon University
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84 UK
University of the Arts London
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85 UK
Glasgow Caledonian University
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86 UK
University of Hertfordshire
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86 UK
University of Chichester
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88 UK
University of Gloucestershire
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89 UK
University of Derby
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92 UK
Teesside University
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93 UK
London South Bank University
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94 UK
University of Hull
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95 UK
Kingston University London
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96 UK
University of Greenwich
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98 UK
University of Chester
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99 UK
University of Abertay Dundee
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99 UK
University of Sunderland
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101 UK
Edinburgh Napier University
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102 UK
University of Central Lancashire
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103 UK
Bath Spa University
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104 UK
St Mary's University, Twickenham
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105 UK
Middlesex University
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106 UK
University of Brighton
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107 UK
University of South Wales
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109 UK
University of East London
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110 UK
University of Worcester
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111 UK
Canterbury Christ Church University
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112 UK
Southampton Solent University
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113 UK
University of Northampton
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114 UK
University of West of Scotland
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115 UK
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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116 UK
Anglia Ruskin University
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118 UK
University of Bedfordshire
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