The UK is a hub of world-class teaching and learning, creating some of the some of the greatest leaders, thinkers and artists in the world through its fantastic universities.
While all of its institutes provide degrees, there is only one that can be crowned the best in the country and the University of Cambridge stands out with its advanced research methods and excellent facilities, guaranteeing an education of the highest standard.
Why is Cambridge the best university in the UK?
The University of Cambridge is ranked 1st in all three national rankings (Times, CUG and Guardian)
High entry standards
A typical conditional A-level offer for arts subjects and for psychological and behavioural sciences will be A*AA. A typical conditional A-level offer for science subjects (excluding psychological and behavioural sciences) for will be A*A*A. For students studying the International Baccalaureate, offers usually require scores between 40 and 41 points out of 45, with 776 in Higher Level subjects.
Cambridge courses were ranked in the top ten in the UK across 44 different subjects, and flexibility after the first year of study means students can specialise in a number of areas.
Following the National Student Survey, 90% of Cambridge students declared themselves satisfied with the quality of their course, with 86% overall satisfaction.
High quality teaching
With high standards of learning opportunities and extensive resources, Cambridge’s reputation is endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and Teaching Excellence Framework who recently awarded them a Gold rating for teaching.
Cambridge came first in the UK in the sixth annual Global University Employability Ranking (Times Higher Education), and graduates are amongst the most employable in the world, benefitting from a whole network of fellow alumni in influential positions.
According to University League Table 2018, Cambridge ranked 10th in the World with 11.0 student-staff ratio. A low student-to-faculty ratio implies smaller class sizes that states how much attention individual students will receive.
About 87% Cambridge’s submissions for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been rated as ‘world leading’ demonstrating the institution’s strength in research and showing that nearly all staff is active in research.
The proportion of Cambridge undergraduates getting first class or upper-second-class honours degrees has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
Cost of living
Living cost is estimated around £9,160 in Cambridge and is far cheaper than Oxford because of the additional support available from the University.
Cambridge is just an hour away from London by train, making it an ideal location to visit for shopping or working.
Percentage of international students
Just over 11 per cent of undergraduates (around 1,300 students) are from overseas (outside the EU), representing more than 65 countries, meaning you will meet a wide variety of people from all over the world while studying.
To make education accessible to students of all abilities, Cambridge provides generous financial support including loans, grants and bursaries.
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