Top 163 universities in the United Kingdom: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of Cambridge15%Cambridge
England
2University College LondonLondon
England
3University of Oxford25%Oxford
England
4The University of EdinburghEdinburgh
Scotland
5The University of ManchesterManchester
England
6University of LeedsLeeds
England
7Imperial College LondonLondon
England
8The London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon
England
9The University of WarwickCoventry
England
10The University of NottinghamNottingham
England
11The University of YorkYork
England
12University of GlasgowGlasgow
Scotland
13King's College LondonLondon
England
14The University of SheffieldSheffield
England
15University of BristolBristol
England
16Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne
England
17Queen Mary University of LondonLondon
England
18University of SurreyGuildford
England
19Queen's University Belfast35%Belfast
Northern Ireland
20Cardiff UniversityCardiff
Wales
21University of ExeterExeter
England
22University of LeicesterLeicester
England
23Loughborough UniversityLoughborough
England
24University of SussexBrighton
England
25University of East AngliaNorwich
England
26University of EssexColchester
England
27University of StrathclydeGlasgow
Scotland
28University of St AndrewsSt Andrews
Scotland
29University of Bath15%Bath
England
30University of ReadingReading
England
31Durham UniversityDurham
England
32University of AberdeenAberdeen
Scotland
33Lancaster University25%Lancaster
England
34University of DundeeDundee
Scotland
35University of LiverpoolLiverpool
England
36City, University of LondonLondon
England
37University of KentCanterbury
England
38Brunel University London65%Uxbridge
England
39Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh
Scotland
40University of the West of EnglandBristol
England
41University of PlymouthPlymouth
England
42University of HertfordshireHatfield
England
43Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffield
England
44University of Stirling15%Stirling
Scotland
45University of BirminghamBirmingham
England
46University of SouthamptonSouthampton
England
47Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester
England
48Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon
England
49Bangor UniversityBangor
Wales
50University of the Arts LondonLondon
England
51University of PortsmouthPortsmouth
England
52Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford
England
53Birkbeck, University of LondonLondon
England
54Cranfield UniversityCranfield
England
55London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of LondonLondon
England
56The University of HullHull
England
57University of SalfordSalford
England
58Swansea UniversitySwansea
Wales
59Ulster UniversityColeraine
Northern Ireland
60De Montfort UniversityLeicester
England
61Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth
Wales
62Middlesex UniversityLondon
England
63SOAS, University of LondonLondon
England
64Aston UniversityBirmingham
England
65Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne
England
66Coventry UniversityCoventry
England
67University of BrightonBrighton
England
68Keele UniversityKeele
England
69Bournemouth UniversityPoole
England
70University of HuddersfieldHuddersfield
England
71Nottingham Trent University15%Nottingham
England
72University of Central LancashirePreston
England
73University of WolverhamptonWolverhampton
England
74Kingston UniversityKingston upon Thames
England
75Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool
England
76University of GreenwichLondon
England
77Royal College of ArtLondon
England
78London Business SchoolLondon
England
79University of LincolnLincoln
England
80University of BradfordBradford
England
81Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburgh
Scotland
82University of WestminsterLondon
England
83Anglia Ruskin UniversityCambridge
England
84London South Bank UniversityLondon
England
85University of East LondonLondon
England
86Birmingham City UniversityBirmingham
England
87London Metropolitan UniversityLondon
England
88Leeds Beckett UniversityLeeds
England
89University of Derby85%Derby
England
90Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeen
Scotland
91Teesside UniversityMiddlesbrough
England
92Royal Holloway, University of LondonEgham
England
93School of Advanced Study, University of LondonLondon
England
94Staffordshire UniversityStoke-on-Trent
England
95University of Bedfordshire75%Luton
England
96University of SunderlandSunderland
England
97Royal Veterinary College University of LondonLondon
England
98University of GloucestershireCheltenham
England
99Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow
Scotland
100University of RoehamptonLondon
England
101University of Chester25%Chester
England
102Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterbury
England
103University of the Highlands and IslandsInverness
Scotland
104The University of NorthamptonNorthampton
England
105Edge Hill UniversityOrmskirk
England
106University of LondonLondon
England
107St George's, University of LondonLondon
England
108University of South WalesPontypridd
Wales
109Solent University75%Southampton
England
110Bath Spa UniversityBath
England
111University of West LondonEaling
England
112Glasgow School of Art15%Glasgow
Scotland
113The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of LondonLondon
England
114University of the West of ScotlandPaisley
Scotland
115Royal College of MusicLondon
England
116Royal Academy of Music, University of London5%London
England
117Abertay UniversityDundee
Scotland
118University of BoltonBolton
England
119The University of Winchester45%Winchester
England
120York St John UniversityYork
England
121Cardiff Metropolitan University5%Cardiff
Wales
122Queen Margaret University45%Edinburgh
Scotland
123Scotland's Rural CollegeEdinburgh
Scotland
124University of CumbriaCarlisle
England
125Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool
England
126Falmouth UniversityFalmouth
England
127Wrexham Glyndwr UniversityWrexham
Wales
128University of Wales Trinity Saint David65%Carmarthen
Wales
129The University of BuckinghamBuckingham
England
130Harper Adams UniversityNewport
Wales
131University of WorcesterWorcester
England
132University of ChichesterChichester
England
133Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and DanceLondon
England
134Royal Northern College of MusicManchester
England
135University for the Creative ArtsCanterbury
England
136Buckinghamshire New UniversityHigh Wycombe
England
137St Mary's University, TwickenhamTwickenham
England
138BPP UniversityManchester
England
139The Royal Central School of Speech and DramaLondon
England
140Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandGlasgow
Scotland
141Arts University BournemouthPoole
England
142Regent's University LondonLondon
England
143Plymouth College of ArtPlymouth
England
144Norwich University of the ArtsNorwich
England
145The University of LawGuildford
England
146RavensbourneLondon
England
147Leeds Trinity UniversityLeeds
England
148University of WalesCardiff
Wales
149Rose Bruford CollegeLondon
England
150Royal Agricultural University75%Cirencester
England
151Newman University, BirminghamBirmingham
England
152University of St Mark and St JohnPlymouth
England
153Bishop Grosseteste UniversityLincoln
England
154Richmond, The American International University in London35%London
England
155University College Birmingham85%Birmingham
England
156Leeds College of MusicLeeds
England
157Liverpool Institute for Performing ArtsLiverpool
England
158Leeds Arts UniversityLeeds
England
159Heythrop College65%London
England
160Northern School of Contemporary Dance35%Leeds
England
161Bermuda CollegePaget
Bermuda
162European School of EconomicsLondon
England
163Saint James School of Medicine55%The Quarter
Anguilla

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