Improved student experience helps push City up university league table
City University London has been ranked in 35th place by the Guardian University Guide 2015. The increase of two places on last year reflects City's success in the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS). The league table places substantial weight on how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual NSS.
The ranking recorded that course satisfaction at City University London had risen from 78% to 87.4%, while scores given for teaching quality had increased from 78% to nearly 86%.
The guide also takes in to account spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place and a value-added score that compares students' entry qualifications with their final degree results.
Subject rankings are based on a combination of statistics that include student satisfaction, academic progress and employability rates. City was ranked as the 7th best university in the country to attend for those studying subjects related to business, management and marketing. It was ranked in 11th place for accounting and finance, while electronic and electrical engineering, law, music, politics and psychology at City were all included in the top 25.
The methodology behind the Guardian league tables is monitored twice a year by a review group of university planners and statisticians to ensure that it takes into account any changes in the sector. The tables are compiled by higher education specialists Intelligent Metrix.