23 june 2011

A decade at the top of the Times Good University Guide


Oxford scored high in student satisfaction.

For the tenth year in a row, Oxford has come top of The Times Good University Guide league table.

The Times looked at criteria such as staff-student ratios, graduate employment and bursaries in ranking higher education institutions. Oxford’s superior staffing levels, larger proportion of top degrees, higher spending on student facilities and high degree of student satisfaction ensured that it sealed a full decade at the top of the table. Oxford also improved its showing in the individual subject league tables, coming top in 14 subject tables: Medicine, Law, English, Politics, Maths, Philosophy, Theology, French, Russian, Linguistics, Business Studies [Oxford's Economics and Management course], Middle Eastern and African Studies, Music, and Art and Design.

Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said: “To have spent a full decade at the top of The Times’ league table is an incredible testament to the achievements of Oxford’s faculty and students across its many colleges and departments. Together they contribute to the excellence of the University as a whole, and it is particularly heartening to see Oxford recognised for the high level of resources it devotes to students and the correspondingly high levels of achievement and satisfaction among undergraduates.”