This is the second time in a row when Cambridge University has beaten its rival Oxford and captured the first rank in Guardian University Guide league table. London School of Economics has climbed up the ranking ladder and reached the third position.

In the subject ranking, Cambridge University dominates the list by getting high rating in 16 out of 47 subjects including Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine and Veterinary Science.

However, Oxford University topped in only seven subjects, including Business Studies, Chemistry, Law and Physics.

The ranking is based on various measures, such as how low or high final year students have rated their experience, value-added score, student-teacher ratio, and universities’ expenditure per student and career prospects after completion of the programme.

University Name Average Teaching Score Expenditure per student Student: Staff ratio Career prospects Value Added Score
#1 Cambridge University 100.0 9.77 11.8 82 5.7
#2 Oxford University 94.4 9.81 11.1 73 6.7
#3 London School of Economics 93 .9 8.62 11.8 82 6.8
#4 St Andrew 86.1 7.93 13.6 71 7.3
#5 Warwick University 82.1 8.56 14.5 73 6.4
#6 UCL 80.7 8.63 10.1 77 7.1
#7 Durham University 78.4 6.24 15.3 74 5.6
#8 Lancaster University 78.4 7.63 14.8 70 5.3
#9 Bath University 75.8 5.55 17.1 76 6.8
#10 Exeter University 75.3 5.53 19.3 69 7.3
#11 Loughborough 74.6 6.63 17.0 69 5.3
#12 Surrey University 73.5 7.46 17.9 84 6.1
#13 Imperial College 73.3 8.16 11.6 74 4.5
#14 Glasgow University 73.0 6.72 15.3 71 5.6
#15 Edinburgh University 72.5 48.1 13.9 74 6.8