Rankings and league tables

In recent years, Surrey has established itself as a top university in major national university league table rankings.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

TEF gold logo

Key subject rankings by UK league table

The Guardian University Guide 2019

The methodology of the Guardian University Guide focuses on subject-level league tables, ranking institutions that provide each subject according to their relevant statistics.

Eight statistical measures are employed to approximate a university’s performance in teaching each subject. The measures are knitted together to get a Guardian score, against which institutions are ranked.

"The majority of undergraduate students undertake a work-based professional training year – this is, after all, the university that pioneered sandwich degrees. The university is famous for its consistently outstanding employment record."

The Guardian University Guide website

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide takes into account student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, graduate prospects, firsts and 2:1s, completion rates, student-staff ratio, and services and facilities spend.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide website

The Complete University Guide 2019

The Complete University Guide league table measures ten key aspects of university activity using the most recent data available at the time of compilation. Five measures are used: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards and graduate prospects.

International league tables

QS World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

We are 282nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 and 126th in its list of the best universities in Europe (2017).

Key subjects

Shanghai Global Rankings