What is the best university in the UK?

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In terms of academic reputation, Oxford and Cambridge are usually considered the best universities in the UK, and indeed two of the best in the world. In certain subject areas though, other universities are academically 'better' than Oxford or Cambridge. For example, Imperial is the world leader in some science subjects. To compare universities in terms of academic reputation, look at our rankings tables.

However, there is really no such thing as the 'best university in the UK', as it really depends on what you are studying and what you hope to get out of your course and whole university experience. When choosing a university, you should choose the one that best suits you based on a number of factors such as the courses offered, academic reputation, location and staff.