Lancaster University: Lancaster 11th nationally and remains best university in North West England – Complete University Guide

Lancaster University has maintained its high national position in the Complete University Guide 2023 with a ranking of 11th out of 130 universities across the UK for the second year running.

Lancaster has also retained its crown as the Guide’s best higher education institution in North West England.

Within the North West region, which includes 12 universities, Lancaster also came top for its ‘Research Intensity’ and ‘Completion’ of degrees by its students.

Professor Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, said: “It is fantastic to see Lancaster University retain its position as the top-ranked university in our region as well as maintain our solid ranking among the best universities nationally in the Complete University Guide’s latest league table.

“Lancaster combines excellence in cutting-edge and impactful research with a strong track record of teaching, along with a friendly and welcoming collegiate atmosphere, providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.”

The Complete University Guide league table is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects – outcomes, Graduate Prospects – on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, and Completion. It includes 130 institutions.

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Chair of the Complete University Guide Advisory Board, said:“Congratulations to Lancaster University for achieving the top position in this year’s Complete University Guide regional rankings. The tight rankings show just how high the standards are among the North West of England’s top universities.

“Many prospective students in the North West are keen to find the best university in the local area. Complete University Guide’s regional league tables are a valuable source of information to give local prospective students a greater understanding of what higher education options there are in the North West.”