The ranking uses 8 different criteria, all with a total value between 5% and 17%. Unlike other UK universities rankings, these criteria do not include a research parameter. Instead, the focus was on student enrollment (17%), student comments (5%), job prospects (17%), overall quality (17%), cost per student percentage of teachers per student (17%), quality of teaching (10%) and value added.
In this opportunity, we leave you the best 10 universities of the United Kingdom collected by this ranking in its edition of 2016:
1. Cambridge University
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge has 31 faculties, and in the academic year 2013-2014 it reached 1,510 million pounds of income. The institution has been linked with 90 Nobel Prizes, 61 of them former students, and their admission rate in the academic year 2012-2013 was 21.9% of the total number of applications.
2. Oxford University
The University of Oxford is the oldest English-language university in the world and the first university in the United Kingdom. It was founded approximately in 1096, it is composed of 38 faculties, and today it collects about 2,000 million pounds and admits to 60% of the candidates that appear.
3. University of St Andrews
The University of St. Andrews was founded in 1400, is a public research university with 45% international students. It is the British institution with the highest percentage of American students and among its most recent alumni is Scottish Prime Minister Alex Salmond, Olympic medalist Chris Hoy, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine.
4. University of Surrey
This young public institution, founded in 1891, is located in the southeast of the British island. In addition, the University of Surrey is the British university with the highest degree of employability of the territory, with 96.9% (year 2014), to 2% and 3% above Oxford and Cambridge.
5. University of Bath
Founded in 1856, the University of Bath offers the highest satisfaction rate among British students, says the 2014 National Student Survey. It is also an excellent research center, where 32% of their research achieved the highest mark.
6. University of Durham
Founded in 1832, Durham University was one of the first universities in the world to collect tuition. It is one of the main alternatives to Oxford and Cambridge, and its faculty consists of 15 members of the Royal Society, 18 of the British Academy and 16 members of the Academy of Social Sciences, among others.
7. University of Warwick
This institution was created in 1965, has 23,400 full time students and a teaching and research staff made up of almost 1,400. Also in the course of 2013-2014 Warwick managed to raise 481 million pounds, and currently there are 6.74 candidates for each seat offered.
8. Imperial College London
It is considered its date of birth as 1851. Imperial College offers training in 4 areas: Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business. It ranks 2nd in the World Ranking QS of 2015 and 9th in the world ranking Times Higher Education.
9. University of Exeter
Founded in 1955, The University of Exeter is located in the South West of England and is a leading research center, a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It has 70 research centers and institutes and in the 2010-2011 academic year received 46.3 million pounds for its scientific initiatives.
10. University of Lancaster
Established in 1964, Lancaster is the result of the merger between the universities of York and Kent, and is made up of 9 faculties. In addition, his library houses the largest collection of books, manuscripts, photographs and drawings of the poet John Ruskin of the world.