Top 10 in every UK league table
Lancaster is ranked in the Top 10 in all three major UK university league tables: The Times/Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Complete University Guide. The University is also ranked in the Top 1% of universities globally.
The growing reputation of Lancaster is reflected by high rankings year-on-year in each of these league tables - The Times/Sunday Times (9th), the Guardian (8th), and the Complete University Guide (9th).
Lancaster is ranked 129th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-17, and 137th in the THE World University Rankings 2016-17. We were ranked 59th in the THE Best Universities in Europe 2016, placing Lancaster among Europe's elite universities.
The City of Lancaster was recently ranked as one of the top 10 'most vibrant' urban centres in the UK (2013).
Students at Lancaster University are more satisfied with their course than the average UK student according to the latest National Student Survey, in which the University achieved 91% on the 'overall student satisfaction' score, placing it firmly amongst the top 10 UK universities for that parameter. These results reflect the dedication of staff who work hard to ensure that every student who comes here will receive the very best education.
The University is frequently singled out for its high levels of graduate employment; 82% of graduates are in graduate level work or further study, and Lancaster's unemployment rate is low. Lancaster graduates are performing well in what is an increasingly competitive job market. Through the work of our Careers staff and initiatives such as the Lancaster Award, which helps students communicate to future employers their skills and accomplishments such as voluntary work, we aim to enhance our students' future career prospects.
Our accommodation has won the 'Best University Halls' award in the National Student Housing Survey of 120 UK institutions for last six years running, including the 'Best Customer Service' and 'Best Moving In Experience' awards in 2015. Accommodation at Lancaster University was ranked second in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey for the second year in 2015; our sports facilities are sixth in the same 2015 survey. We are one of only five institutions to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction among international students was at 90% or higher.