University of York
Communications Office

3 May 2003

York remains first for teaching as FT publishes its top ten

The University of York is named the UK's top teaching university in the new Financial Times universities league table.

York is placed sixth for research quality out of 98 universities and fourth for applications to places.

It retains its top ten position in the universities ‘premier league', this year featuring in 8th place. It is also the leading university in the north of England.

The FT table, which includes quality scores on teaching and research, also measures universities' success in terms of library and computing expenditure, research income and student employment rates.

"In only 40 years, York has achieved the highest quality in its teaching and research," said Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor. "York is one of the smallest and youngest universities, but we punch above our weight. This is borne out by the very high level of applications for places."

The top ten UK universities, according to the Financial Times are:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Oxford
  3. Imperial College
  4. LSE
  5. UCL
  6. Warwick
  7. Bristol
  8. York
  9. Nottingham
  10. Bath


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Communications Office/May 2003