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Rankings and reputation

Our students are the most satisfied in the UK

The University of Bath comes top for student satisfaction out of more than 150 UK higher education institutions.

According to the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) our students have an overall satisfaction rate of 94%.

The 2013 NSS also awarded us top ranking in three subject tables: Mechanical Engineering (97% satisfaction), Aerospace Engineering (96%) and Business Studies (98%).

Our students ranked their Students’ Union as the fourth best in the UK. We are proud of the warm community environment in which our students learn.

We’re the top British campus university

This year we have been recognised as the ‘Best Campus University in Britain’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

The guide praises the community feel of our campus and explains that as a result we have one of the lowest dropout rates in Britain (3.1%).

Our campus is also one of the safest campuses in the UK.

We have also been named as having ‘the most satisfied students in Britain’ and have risen two places to 7th out of 121 universities across the UK in the new guide.

Our alumni are in the top ten for graduate earnings

Our courses are designed to provide real world skills and develop highly sought-after graduates.

We are ranked 3rd for Graduate Prospects in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide. 

Our alumni can expect above average graduate salaries, placing us within the top ten universities for graduate earnings.

85% of our employed UK full-time first degree graduates are in the top three occupational groups compared with 64% of employed graduates nationally.

Over sixty per cent of our undergraduates undertake an industrial or business placement. This translates to improved prospects after graduation.