The University of Warwick has retained its position as the top university in the West Midlands, according to the Complete University Guide’s league tables for 2024.
It has also been ranked in the top 10 nationally for 20 different subjects and is within the top five for subjects such as Accounting and Finance (third), Creative Writing (third), Mathematics (fourth), Business and Management (fifth), and English (fifth).
Several subjects have also risen in the table this year. These include Communication and Media Studies (third), Philosophy (fifth), Linguistics (ninth), Education Studies (13th) and Geography and Environmental Science (23rd, from 43rd last year).
However, it has now fallen out of the top 10 for universities nationally, and now occupies the 11th spot on the list. It lost its 10th-place position to the University of Lancaster, which previously ranked 11th in last year’s rankings.
[Warwick’s ranking] is testament to the ground-breaking research and excellence in teaching our academics demonstrate every day
–Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft
The guide gave Warwick an overall score of 83%, based on an average of entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and graduate prospects.
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick, said: “I’m pleased to see Warwick ranked as one of the best in the UK by the Complete University Guide. This is testament to the ground-breaking research and excellence in teaching our academics demonstrate every day.
“I’m also very proud of the breadth of our subjects ranked in the top 10 nationally. This demonstrates our commitment to equipping our students with skills for the future across both the arts and the sciences. These rankings reinforce that Warwick is an institution leading the way, both in the Midlands and nationally.”
The Complete University Guide league table is based on several measures: entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, and continuation. The continuation metric is a new measure this year, measuring how many students continued their studies after their first year.