List of 100 best universities in England

We ranked 100 best universities in England based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 127M citations received by 3.27M publications made by 131 universities in England, measured the popularity of 10,848 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in England
#1 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209
#2 in England
#2 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096
#3 in England
#3 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826
#4 in England
#5 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907
#5 in England
#7 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824
#6 in England
#15 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829
#7 in England
#21 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909
#8 in England
#24 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904
#9 in England
#27 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948
#10 in England
#28 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900
#11 in England
#39 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905
#12 in England
#40 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1965
#13 in England
#47 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895
#14 in England
#55 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
17,707
Founded
1832
#15 in England
#56 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952
#16 in England
#59 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963
#17 in England
#64 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881
#18 in England
#65 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963
#19 in England
#70 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989
#20 in England
#81 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1957
#21 in England
#87 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
7%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955
#22 in England
#92 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836
#23 in England
#97 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
83%
Enrollment
17,319
Founded
1961
#24 in England
#111 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892
#25 in England
#116 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964
#26 in England
#118 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963
#27 in England
#120 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966
#28 in England
#121 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966
#29 in England
#131 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966
#30 in England
#162 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965
#31 in England
#181 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964
#32 in England
#196 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966
#33 in England
#208 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962
#34 in England
#211 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849
#35 in England
#212 in Europe
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966
#36 in England
#222 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#37 in England
#223 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967
#38 in England
#226 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#39 in England
#227 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954
#40 in England
#231 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823
#41 in England
#234 in Europe
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1993
#42 in England
#237 in Europe
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#43 in England
#251 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895
#45 in England
#258 in Europe
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#46 in England
#269 in Europe
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992
#47 in England
#273 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
90%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992
#48 in England
#282 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992
#49 in England
#290 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#50 in England
#297 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973
#51 in England
#300 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966
#52 in England
#302 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865
#53 in England
#308 in Europe
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#54 in England
#309 in Europe
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#55 in England
#313 in Europe
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992
#56 in England
#318 in Europe
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#57 in England
#320 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#58 in England
#322 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904
#59 in England
#325 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1964
#60 in England
#334 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838
#61 in England
#340 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#62 in England
#350 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1890
#63 in England
#355 in Europe
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992
#64 in England
#357 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#65 in England
#361 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916
#66 in England
#364 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#67 in England
#385 in Europe
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#68 in England
#391 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1733
#69 in England
#392 in Europe
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1858
#70 in England
#393 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992
#71 in England
#405 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892
#72 in England
#408 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1791
#73 in England
#416 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#74 in England
#455 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992
#75 in England
#462 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#76 in England
#472 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992
#77 in England
#476 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1848
#78 in England
#486 in Europe
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992
#79 in England
#487 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992
#80 in England
#499 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006
#81 in England
#514 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004
#82 in England
#555 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1990
#83 in England
#558 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
28%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1896
#85 in England
#565 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005
#86 in England
#571 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005
#87 in England
#572 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005
#88 in England
#583 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006
#89 in England
#593 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1986
#90 in England
#599 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2001
#91 in England
#643 in Europe
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2004
#92 in England
#671 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2005
#93 in England
#675 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2005
#94 in England
#682 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
10,798
Founded
2005
#95 in England
#696 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
6,863
Founded
1975
#96 in England
#708 in Europe
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1973
#97 in England
#717 in Europe
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1841
#98 in England
#738 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2004
#99 in England
#773 in Europe
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2007
#100 in England
#778 in Europe
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2005

Closest to England states

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Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United Kingdom Flag rank
Wales 10 19
Northern Ireland 2 28
Scotland 18 4
Bermuda 1 162
Anguilla 1 160