LU was also awarded University of the Year (2018) and International University of the Year (2020) by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The university is ranked the 132nd in the QS World University Rankings (2022). LU is placed among the top 15 universities in the UK across all national league tables, being ranked 11th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, 11th in the Complete University Guide 2022 and 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2022.
The research is recognized as world-leading and the teaching is the high quality in the UK. Lancaster University is ranked 7th for Teaching Excellence in Europe according to the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019.
Students at LU – according to the latest National Student Survey (2018) – are more satisfied with their course than the average student. 88% of Lancaster University students are satisfied overall – compared with a national average of 83 per cent. This puts Lancaster in the top of UK universities.
Dedicated careers staff and initiatives such as the Lancaster Award, 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation. According to the same survey, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, LU is the 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the same survey.
LU is one of only six institutions nationwide to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark – awarded to those whose satisfaction among international students was at 90% or higher. The university has also won the ‘Best University Halls’ in the prestigious National Student Housing Awards eight times since 2010, contributing to the overall student experience and satisfaction