ISLANDxford and cambridge have been beaten to the top spot in a UK university ranking for the first time as St Andrews is rated the best university in the UK. The Good University Guide, published online today, places the Scottish institution at the top of its league table, largely thanks to its consistently excellent levels of student satisfaction.
No British rankings have ever placed any university other than Oxbridge at number one. Cambridge had won for the previous eight editions of GUG, but falls to third place this year in the tightest finish yet at the top of the table.
St Andrews has been at the top of the rankings for several years. But its level of student satisfaction has peaked over time