Cambridge tops 2012 Guardian ranking of UK universities

18 May 2011

image The University of Cambridge has come top of the latest ranking of UK universities, published yesterday by The Guardian newspaper.

Universities are ranked according to how much they spend per student, their staff/student ratio, the career prospects of their graduates, what grades applicants need, a value-added score that compares the academic achievements of first years with their final degree results, and how content students are with their courses based on the National Student Survey.

A spokesman for the University said:

"Cambridge is proud of the world-class education we offer - our students benefit from intensive tuition, exceptional individual support and some of the best academic facilities in the world, and they have excellent career prospects.

"We admit the brightest and best students regardless of background and financial circumstances. We will continue to provide an extensive and flexible bursary scheme and invest in outreach activity to ensure this continues to be the case.

"Any student who has the ability should consider making Cambridge one of their five choices when they apply to University."

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