UniEel University Rankings: Methodology

We have released our UniEel University Rankings for 2019! You can see the full rankings at this link. These rankings classify Universities into positions based upon a range of criterion. The rankings ultimately provide a relevant league table that contains important information to assist anyone in wanting to find out details of Universities in the United Kingdom. In this article, we provide details of the methodology used to attain the overall score given to each University.


UniEel have released a league table for the 2018-19 Academic year.

At a Glance… Each University is ranked out of 100.

  • Entry Standards (22.5%)
  • Student Satisfaction (22.5%)
  • Research Quality (5%)
  • Graduate Prospects (15%)
  • Spend per Student (5%)
  • League Table Average (3×10% = 30%)


We made this selection as our criteria as it provides a strong and robust representation of how a University can be bench-marked against others. When comparing to other league tables, you’ll notice how we have omitted awarding points for good honours. We don’t believe that Universities should be encouraged to mark kindly in exchange for a higher ranking position. Otherwise, the grade inflation that has affected GCSE’s and A-Levels in recent years will affect Universities too. Otherwise, our rankings largely use the same criterion as other tables, albeit with different weightings.


Entry Standards (22.5%)

Entry standards play an important part in our league table – accounting for 22.5 points out of a possible 100. This area governs the standard of candidates entering. Students who have worked hard and attained strong results deserve recognition for attending strong Universities. Therefore, entry standards is a good selection.


Student Satisfaction (22.5%)

Without students, Universities couldn’t operate. Therefore, the satisfaction of students is of paramount importance, with 22.5 points out of the 100 given here. Specifically, we look at the satisfaction of the course. A course is likely to govern the overall feeling of a University, and is therefore a good indicator of overall satisfaction.




Research Quality (5%)

A small quota of the available points is given to research quality. The quality of research output from each University corresponds to the international reputation of the University. With each student wanting to attend a University that is internationally-known, research quality becomes an important component.


Graduate Prospects (15%)

A quota of 15 out of 100 is given for graduate prospects. Ultimately, students are at University to better their prospects for the future. This particular area is rated by how many graduates of the University are in employment following six months after graduation. This should give an overall look at how a University prepares its students for life after graduation.


Spend Per Student (5%)

5 out of 100 points is given for the spend per student from a University. This is an important factor as it shows how much an institution provides for their students, in terms of providing them with a strong foundation to compile their finest work. The actual number is based upon different criteria, such as a staff to student ratio among others.


League Table Average (3×10%=30%)

Our final thirty percent is awarded in three lots of 10%. We have used three league tables with a strong reputation. The Complete University Guide, QS and The Guardian have all been selected. Each University will be given a grade out of 30 based upon their performance in these league tables. By doing this, it ensures that any other area we have missed out in our league table is covered. These three reputable tables clearly believe they are worthwhile inclusions. They also provide a balanced approach overall.


A range of criterion was taken into consideration when calculating the rankings.



Hopefully this article has helped to explain how we resulted in the figures provided in the University Rankings. For more information regarding Universities, you can see our list of profiles at this link. Finally, for information on other league tables for Universities – check out the links below.





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