What ranking is Lincoln University?

A high-quality student experience

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln is rated among the top 20 UK universities overall in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and in the top 20 for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

We are listed in the world’s top 150 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and hold a maximum five-star score overall in the QS Stars ratings system of global universities. We feature in the QS World University Rankings 2021 of the world’s top 1,000 universities.

Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. This award reflects our exciting teaching methods, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.