Loughborough University offers the best quality of student life, according to the Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life survey.
It uses existing data to rate universities on areas such as course satisfaction; accommodation costs; employment and earnings of graduates; social life – including pubs and bars in the area; and sports facilities.
Nine in 10 Loughborough students are happy with their course, the poll found, while 94 per cent of final-year students carry on studying or find a job – with an average full-time annual salary of £22,000.
The top 10 are:
1 Loughborough University
2 University of Bath
3 University of Durham
4 University of Newcastle upon Tyne
5 University of Glasgow
6 University of Cambridge
7 University of Northumbria at Newcastle
8 University of Oxford
9 University of Dundee
10 University of Exeter