One of the top universities in the world
Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in all three major national league tables, we’re also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS world rankings.
Triple Top 10
League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of 120 UK Universities, we are consistently in the top ten.
Gold standard teaching
Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.
Better than the Russell Group?
Lancaster University performs more strongly than most Russell Group universities on most objective measures of performance.
We outrank the majority of Russell Group institutions in the three major UK league tables.
How we compare
Lancaster's performance in UK league tables compare favourably to many of our rivals:
|Complete University Guide|
|Guardian University Guide|
World university rankings
Lancaster is ranked 135th out of 959 universities in the QS World University Rankings, and 137th out of 981 in the THE World University Rankings. We were ranked 62nd in the THE Best Universities in Europe 2017, placing Lancaster among Europe's elite universities.
High levels of graduate employment
Lancaster is the best in the North West for graduate prospects, according to The Good University Guide. 97% of Lancaster University graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating, and 82% of graduates are in graduate level work or further study.
Lancaster's on-campus accommodation is consistently among the winners in The National Student Housing Survey.
We've won or been shortlisted for Best University Halls for the last seven years, and we're one of a handful of universities to hold the International Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded for over 90% satisfaction among international students.