Posted on 20th January 2022

Thinking of studying in the United Kingdom? Great idea! There’s a list of things to tick off once you decide you want to study here, to make this process easier for you we’ve got a list of the best universities in the country.

When it comes to university ranking in the UK there are a few things to keep in mind. These include subject ranking, student satisfaction, cost of living, research ranking and number of international students.

According to The Times and Sunday Times the best universities in the UK 2022 are:

Ranking University & location Number of international students
1 St Andrews, Scotland 41.4%
2 University of Oxford, England 15.6%
3 University of Cambridge, England 20.5%
4 Imperial College London, England 43%
5 London School of Economics and Political Science, England 48.6%
6 Durham University, England 27%
7 University College London, England 53%
8 University of Warwick, England 35%
9 University of Bath, England 21.9%
10 Loughborough University, England 10%
11 Lancaster University, England 29.8%
12 University of Glasgow, Scotland 19.7%
13 University of Edinburgh, Scotland 27.3%
14 University of Bristol, England 28%
15 University of Leeds, England 11.7%
16 University of Southampton, England 30%
17 University of Strathclyde, Scotland 17%
18 King’s College London, England 26.9%
19 University of York, England 27%
20 University of Aberdeen, Scotland 26.3%
21 University of Exeter, England 25%
22 University of Sheffield, England 32%
23 University of Manchester, England 25.2%
24 Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland 8.2%
25 University of Birmingham, England 13.7%
26 Royal Holloway, University of London, England 26.3%
27 University of East Anglia, England 19.5%
28 University of Nottingham, England 17%
29 Harper Adams University, England 2.7%
30 Heriot-Watt University, Scotland 20.6%
31 University of Liverpool, England 26.8%
32 University of Surrey, England 21.9%
33 SOAS University of London, England 53%
34 University of Reading, England 25%
35 Cardiff University, Wales 17.5%
36 University of Dundee, Scotland 12.9%
37 University of Leicester, England 19.6%
38 Aberystwyth University, Wales 12.3%
39 Swansea University, Wales 14.2%
40 Queen Mary, University of London, England 23.8%
41 University of Stirling, Scotland 11.2%
42 Newcastle University, England 19.3%
43 University of Essex, England 38.4%
44 Ulster University, Northern Ireland 6.1%
45 Aston University, England 20%
46 University of Kent, England 27%
47 University of Sussex, England 35%
48 Keele University, England 10%
59 University of Lincoln, England 7.7%
50 University of Chichester, England 2.8%

 

Some of the highest percentages of universities with international students are London based universities. The top 3 universities outside of London are St Andrews, University of Warwick and University of Sussex.

When researching what university to go to make sure you know what your priorities are. Do your research and make sure you ask all of your questions. Choosing a university in the UK that’s right for you is an important decision and it’s essential to have all the information you need.