Glyndwr University has jumped 44 places in a national university league table for 2014 / 15.
The table, which features 116 universities across the country, was published on the Guardian website yesterday.
The table, which can be viewed in full on the Guardian website here, shows that Glyndwr University is one of the biggest risers in the guide climbing from 108 to 64 in the rankings.
It is the university’s highest ever ranking in a UK university league table since it gained university status in 2008.
The University Guide divides a university’s scores into nine separate columns, including student satisfaction, career after six months and a score from the Guardian.
Only one university received full marks from the Guardian score, which was Cambridge.
Out of a score of 100, the Guardian marked Glyndwr at 55.7, which falls just below Brighton and Stirling university.
The table also provides a score of 62.5 for students who have have a career / are in employment six months after leaving university.
A full breakdown of the university’s various scores can be found in the table below.
|Guardian Score / 100||55.7|
|Satisfied With Course||80.8|
|Satisfied With Teaching||83.3|
|Satisfied With Feedback||75.2|
|Student To Staff Ratio||20.1|
|Spend Per Student / 10||3.9|
|Average Entry Tariff||287.4|
|Value Added Score / 10||4.7|
|Career After 6 Months||62.5|
The table also allows prospective students to see where their chosen course ranks in universities across the country. For example in a search for Media Studies, the BA Hons Broadcasting and Journalism course at Glyndwr is ranked 35 out of 79 universities, receiving a score of 61.5.
Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled at this outstanding achievement. To achieve such a high ranking within six years of becoming a university is testament to the hard work of everyone connected with the institution.
“We are delighted to move into the top three universities in Wales overall only a short time after recording the highest student satisfaction in Wales in the Complete University Guide and our record intake of students through UCAS last September.
“Glyndŵr University is getting stronger and stronger and we look forward to building on this success in the next few years.”