Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Loughborough is best known for its illustrious sporting pedigree, but its academic reputation has been growing rapidly in recent years.

The Sunday Times University of the Year as long ago as COR2008 (and shortlisted for the award for a fifth time last year), Loughborough moved back into our top-20 in 2014 after a rise of eight places. It retains those gains this year after making further progress with an impressive showing in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Ref). Only six universities entered such a high proportion of their eligible staff – 88% – for these latest research ratings.

The Times Ranking

Rank 13
Student experience 89.3%
Graduate prospects 83.7%


Student Stats

Applications per place 7.4:1
Undergraduate (full-time) 11,775
Undergraduate (part-time) 230
Postgraduates (full-time) 2,420
Mature students 3.4%
Overseas students 7.4%


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