Top 163 universities in the United Kingdom

  1. University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  2. University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  3. University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  4. The University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  5. The University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  6. The London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  7. Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  8. University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  9. The University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  10. The University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  11. University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  12. King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  13. The University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  14. University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  15. Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  16. The University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  17. Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  18. Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  19. University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  20. University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  21. University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  22. University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  23. Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  24. University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  25. Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  26. University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  27. University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  28. Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  29. University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  30. Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  31. University of Bath logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  32. University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  33. University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  34. University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  35. City, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  36. University of Dundee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  37. Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  38. Heriot-Watt University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  39. Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  40. University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  41. Aberystwyth University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1872
  42. Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1904
  43. University of the West of England logo
    Enrollment
    30,732
    Founded
    1992
  44. Swansea University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1920
  45. The University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  46. University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  47. Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  48. Middlesex University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1973
  49. University of Plymouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  50. University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  51. De Montfort University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  52. University of Hertfordshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  53. Sheffield Hallam University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  54. Cranfield University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1993
  55. University of Salford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  56. Oxford Brookes University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1865
  57. Northumbria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  58. SOAS, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1916
  59. Nottingham Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  60. Bangor University logo
    Enrollment
    11,270
    Founded
    1884
  61. Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  62. University of Portsmouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  63. University of Huddersfield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  64. Coventry University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  65. Liverpool John Moores University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  66. Aston University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  67. Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  68. University of Brighton logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  69. University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  70. London Business School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1964
  71. Kingston University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  72. University of Bradford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1966
  73. University of Wolverhampton logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  74. University of the Arts London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1986
  75. University of Westminster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1838
  76. London South Bank University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  77. University of East London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  78. University of Lincoln logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  79. Bournemouth University logo
    Enrollment
    14,293
    Founded
    1992
  80. London Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1848
  81. Edinburgh Napier University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  82. Anglia Ruskin University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1858
  83. University of Greenwich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1890
  84. Teesside University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  85. University of Central Lancashire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  86. Birmingham City University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  87. Staffordshire University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  88. Royal College of Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1896
  89. Leeds Beckett University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  90. Glasgow Caledonian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  91. University of Derby logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1992
  92. Robert Gordon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  93. University of Sunderland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,090
    Founded
    1992
  94. University of Roehampton logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2004
  95. University of Chester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  96. St George's, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1733
  97. University of Bedfordshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  98. University of Gloucestershire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2001
  99. Royal Veterinary College University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1791
  100. Edge Hill University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  101. The University of Northampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  102. University of the West of Scotland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    15,555
    Founded
    1897
  103. Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  104. Solent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2004
  105. University of South Wales logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1841
  106. University of Bolton logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2004
  107. University of Worcester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    10,798
    Founded
    2005
  108. University of West London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1990
  109. Bath Spa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    6,863
    Founded
    1975
  110. Queen Margaret University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2007
  111. University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  112. Cardiff Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2011
  113. The University of Winchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2005
  114. Liverpool Hope University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2005
  115. York St John University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1841
  116. Glasgow School of Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1845
  117. Abertay University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  118. University of Cumbria logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  119. University of the Highlands and Islands logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2011
  120. Canterbury Christ Church University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  121. The University of Buckingham logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1973
  122. The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1932
  123. School of Advanced Study, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1994
  124. St Mary's University, Twickenham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1850
  125. Royal College of Music logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1882
  126. University for the Creative Arts logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2005
  127. Falmouth University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2012
  128. Scotland's Rural College logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  129. University of Chichester logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2005
  130. Harper Adams University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2012
  131. The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1906
  132. Buckinghamshire New University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  133. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  134. Royal Academy of Music, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1822
  135. Regent's University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1984
  136. University of Wales Trinity Saint David logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2010
  137. Royal Northern College of Music logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1973
  138. Leeds Trinity University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2012
  139. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  140. Plymouth College of Art logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1856
  141. Wrexham Glyndwr University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2008
  142. University of St Mark and St John logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1923
  143. Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1885
  144. Royal Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,100
    Founded
    2013
  145. The University of Law logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  146. University of Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1893
  147. Richmond, The American International University in London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1972
  148. Newman University, Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1968
  149. Bishop Grosseteste University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1862
  150. Norwich University of the Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1845
  151. Ravensbourne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1962
  152. BPP University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  153. Leeds Arts University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1846
  154. Rose Bruford College logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1950
  155. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1995
  156. Heythrop College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1614
  157. Leeds College of Music logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1965
  158. University College Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1957
  159. Saint James School of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1999
  160. Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1985
  161. Bermuda College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1974
  162. European School of Economics logo
    Founded
    1989

The best cities to study in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Edinburgh.

Average cost of living for students in the United Kingdom is $724 + $143-1020 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).