Oxford beaten by Cambridge again in latest Guardian rankings

Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews occupy the top three spots for the third year in a row

Oxford remains in second place in the Guardian’s 2019 university league tables as Cambridge clinched the top spot.

It is the third consecutive year that Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews have occupied the top three positions in the table.

The yearly ranking system scores colleges out of 100 based on courses, satisfaction, funding per student, teaching quality, and student-staff ratio among other measures.

Oxford’s overall score out of 100 fell by 0.7 from 98.1 in 2018.

The list also ranks colleges for their performance in subjects. Oxford rose to the top spot in Anthropology this year, beating out London School of Economics from last year.

The University remained the best in the country for Business, Chemistry, Music, Geography, and Maths, among others.

King’s College London suffered the biggest drop, falling 19 places to 58 from 39 last year.

Trinity St David’s and Westminster were the biggest risers, as both climbed 27 places. Trinity St David’s shot up from 112 to 85, while Westminster rose from 108 to 81.