Loughborough University has the largest single-site green campus in the UK, and whilst historically has been recognised for its sporting excellence – educating and training a host of world-record breaking athletes – today it is equally as highly regarded for its academic prowess. Loughborough was named as the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year in 2019.

Key Facts


  • #5 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #4 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • #8 in the Complete University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 13,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 4,000

Year founded

  • 1909

  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award. 
  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2018, Loughborough came first in the UK. 
  • It ranked 6th for Graduate Prospects in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
  • The university’s outstanding sporting facilities come complete with an indoor athletics centre, an outdoor stadium and a 50m swimming pool.
  • At the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 90 athletes with Loughborough connections competed, winning a total of thirteen medals.
Areas of recognition

Within the 2020 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide Loughborough is ranked in the Top 10 for the following subjects: Building (#1), Communication/Media studies (#1), and Librarianship/ Information Management (#1), Sports Science (#1), Art/Design (#2), Materials Technology (#3), Business Studies (#3), Social Policy (#4), Sociology (#4), Mechanical Engineering (#8), Aeronautical/Manufacturing Engineering (#9), Anatomy/Physiology (#9), Electrical/Electronic Engineering (#10), Accounting/Finance (#10) and Economics (#10).

Kings alumni at Loughborough University

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