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UAL continues to rise in the Complete University Guide 2025

Textile studio at Central Saint Martins
  • Written byKatie Moss
  • Published date 14 May 2024
Textile studio at Central Saint Martins
CSM textile studio, 2019. Photography: Elaine Perks.

UAL continues its upward trend in the Complete University Guide league table, now ranking 28th place out of a total of 130 institutions for 2025. Since 2020, UAL has climbed 33 places in the guide.

The ranking has cemented our position in the top 30 UK universities, top 5 London universities, and the highest-ranking specialist art institution.

The metrics which contributed to our score include research quality - where we scored 80%, academic services spend, and our student - staff ratio.

About the Guide

The Complete University Guide is a widely cited online ranking of 130 UK universities in 1 main table, plus 70 individual subject tables to help students compare courses at different universities.

The main table is based on 10 measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student/staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees; graduate prospects and completion.