The Times takes into consideration student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student to staff ratios, services and facilities spend, and drop out rates.
With the statistics broken down, Loughborough’s highest rating is at joint 18th with Goldsmiths, University of London at a score of 24.7%.
The University’s student completion ratio of 93.4% draws even with Manchester University at 19th, an improvement for Loughborough from last year’s 21st.
The lowest score for the University was at 45th for the student to staff ratio of 16.9:1.
A spokesman for Loughborough University had this to say about the results:
“Loughborough remains one of the top ranked universities in the country, despite the usual annual and minor fluctuations in rankings. Our combination of world-class research, cutting-edge innovation and unparalleled sporting achievement ensure that we have a distinct offering that attracts the very best students from the UK and overseas.”