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City University London now a 'top 20' UK university: ranked 18th and fourth in London in the Guardian University Guide 2017

The league table has revealed the leading institutions for undergraduates in the UK

by City Press Office (General enquiries)

City University London has been ranked 18th (and fourth in London) in the Guardian University Guide 2017.  The leap from 37th place last year makes City the largest climber in this year’s top 20 and positions the University for the first time as a 'top 20’ UK university.

It was the rise in City’s student satisfaction ratings, especially among Journalism and Accounting & Finance students, that helped drive City’s improvement.

Subject-specific rankings show that City is number one in London and among the top ten UK institutions for courses in Accounting & Finance, Business, Management & Marketing, Health Professions and Journalism.

City was also ranked second in London for Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Criminology.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London, commented:

Over the past three years we have increased the satisfaction of our students by more than any other university in the country, thanks to a significant effort by all of our staff.  We have achieved this by listening to what our students say, making sure we support our staff to provide high quality education and ensuring that routine things, such as providing timely feedback after assessments, are done well.

Our Student Experience Committees help us ensure we are responding to student needs effectively while quantitative module evaluations enable academics to gain valuable feedback from the students they are educating”.

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to spending per student; staff to student ratio; graduate career prospects; required entry qualifications; “value-added” which compares entry qualifications with final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS).

Specialist tables also rank universities by subject areas which cover several courses.  For example, Accounting & Finance includes courses such as Actuarial Science and Banking & International Finance, while the Health Professions subject area covers Optometry, Radiography and Speech & Language Therapy.

Last month, The Complete University Guide 2017 ranked City first in London and in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction.  The annual ranking measures the performance of 127 institutions across the country, taking into consideration ten factors including research quality, graduate prospects and student satisfaction.

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