Aston enters top 40 in latest university rankings

  • Aston University climbs seven places in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • The university has been named the best in the country for ‘value-added’
  • A number of other successes has been achieved in the annual list

The Guardian University Guide 2020 has named Aston University as the 36th best university in the UK out of a possible 121 institutions.

The result is one of multiple successes achieved in the annual league table, which has seen Aston rise seven places from last year.

Other achievements include:

  • A ranking of 1st for ‘value-added’ – up 22 places from 2019
  • The number of students who continue their courses has risen to ninth place – up 16 from the 2019 table
  • The student to staff ratio at the university is up 29 places to 89 from 2019’s league table

The university has also enjoyed success in the performance of its individual subjects which include:

  • A ranking of 27 out of 101 institutions for Accounting and Finance – a rise of 56 places from 2019
  • Economics has placed 17 out of 71 UK institutions
  • Chemistry has risen by 24 places since 2019 to 20

To calculate the rankings, the Guardian University Guide uses nine statistical measures to determine university performance, which are then knitted together to determine an overall score.


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About the Guardian University Guide 2020

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students.  Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

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