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A highly ranked global university

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, we are also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

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A highly ranked university

League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of over 120 UK Universities, we are consistently in the top 15 of the three main domestic league tables.

World university rankings

Lancaster is 132nd out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Lancaster is ranked =122nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, up from 136th in 2021 making Lancaster 15th out of the 101 UK universities included in the table.

Global Top 50 for International Outlook

Lancaster University has risen in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. Listed as joint 122nd in the latest THE global league table, up from 136 last year, this is the University’s highest position yet in the table. Lancaster also came 49th in the global league table for international outlook.

An award-winning university

Lancaster has won two major awards from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We were named the International University of the Year in the 2020 guide, and the University of the Year in the 2018 edition.

Highly rated research at Lancaster

Lancaster is a research-intensive university and our results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 confirm our position in delivering world-quality research.

Award-winning accessibility

Lancaster University has been named NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year 2021. The NEON Awards celebrate the transformative power that HE can have and recognise key achievements in the widening access to applicants. We deliver an innovative and progressive programme of activities for Widening Participation students from primary school through to the workplace.

NEON Awards

Satisfied students

The 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) reveals that 83% of Lancaster University students are satisfied overall with the quality of their course, compared with a national average of 75%. Ranked against comparable universities, this puts Lancaster 6th in England.

National Student Survey

Award-winning accommodation

Our Accommodation has been named 'Best University Halls' for the eighth time since 2010 at the UK's prestigious National Student Housing Awards. We offer almost 7,000 bed spaces for undergraduates, postgraduates and families.

National Student Housing Awards

Everything you need on campus

Lancaster University has won the Campus Experience of the Year category in the 2020 College and University Business Officers Awards. The judges agreed that Lancaster University has a mission to make their campus an inspiring place with significant investment in sports facilities, while green initiatives including an onsite wind turbine.

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Student Crowd awards

The Student Crowd website compiles reviews submitted directly by students.

Top 20: Best value for money

Awarded for the University's excellent Collegiate system, continuing investment in facilities and for its IT provision.

Top 20: Best campus and facilities

Lancaster University offers a variety of well-equipped learning centres, shops, social venues, sports facilities, study spaces and an impressive 560 acres of beautifully lush parklands for students to enjoy.

Top 20: Best clubs and societies

With over 200 clubs and societies to get involved with, you will never be short of opportunities at Lancaster University.

Top 20: Best Wi-Fi

Whether you are in your room, library, lecture theatre or enjoying a latte in one of several campus Costa outlets, Lancaster University’s versatile wireless network always allows for total connectivity. Students can expect high download speeds with essential IT services offered to them.

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