27 September 2016
The University of Cambridge has been named the best university in the country following the publication of the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
Cambridge comfortably finished ahead of its main rival Oxford in the ranking, marking the fourth year in a row it has finished top of the influential league table. The University, which is also ranked as one of the top five higher education institutions in the world, also finished first in 30 of the 67 subject league tables also published.
The top five remained the same as in 2016, with only St Andrews (third) and Durham (fourth) swapping places. Other notable risers in the top 50 included SOAS (up nine places to 35th), Harper Adams (up 13 places to 36th) and Liverpool Hope (up 30 places to 49th).
My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.
Sade Onyeje Social Work at Birmingham City University