14 june 2012

Oxford tops Times Good University Guide for 11th year

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For an unprecedented 11th consecutive year, Oxford has come top of The Times Good University Guide league table.

The Times Good University Guide ranked higher education institutions using eight criteria, including student satisfaction, staff-student ratios, graduate employment and degree results.

Oxford’s high degree of student satisfaction, larger proportion of top degrees, greater investment in facilities and superior staffing levels cemented its place at the top of the table for the eleventh year in a row. Oxford also performed strongly in the individual subject table rankings, coming top in 14 subject tables: anatomy and physiology, archaeology, art and design, economics, English, French, history of art, law, mathematics, medicine, music, and politics.

Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said: 'To have remained at the top of The Times' league table for eleven years running is an incredible testament to the achievements of Oxford’s faculty and students across its many colleges and departments. Being recognised for such sustained excellence across the University is a great achievement, particularly the recognition that the resources Oxford devotes to students are second to none – and student achievement and satisfaction are high to match.

'Next academic year, Oxford will be offering the most generous financial support for low-income students of any university in the country as a further sign of our commitment to supporting our students. With our educational excellence and our financial support package, Oxford represents not just quality, but affordability too.'