Why choose Keele University?

Whether you’re considering a foundation course or an undergraduate degree, an MA or a PhD, Keele is a place where students thrive – we’re proud to be joint No.1 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course in the Guardian University League Table 2019, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey for three years running (2014-2016).

Facts and Figures

League Tables / Surveys

In the 2019 Guardian University League Table, Keele University is ranked joint No. 1 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course. Furthermore, in 2016 Keele was ranked No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction in the NSS (of broad-based universities) and also No.1 in the UK for graduate employment (HESA).

This is because we value the quality of our teaching as highly as we do our research, whether it’s across HealthHumanities and Social Sciences or Natural Sciences. It’s the Keele difference. 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017: Gold Award

TEF Gold

Based on the evidence available, the TEF panel judged that Keele delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and therefore awarded the University Gold status. This is of the highest quality found in the UK - furthermore, in a separate analysis of the results by Times Higher Education (2017) we're ranked in the TEF UK Top 5.

Guardian University League Table 2019

  • Joint No. 1 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course
  • Top 10 for Health Professions and Nursing and Midwifery
  • Keele is ranked 36th overall

Times Good University Guide 2018

  • Keele is ranked in the UK Top 50 overall

The Complete University Guide 2019

  • In the UK Top 10 for Forensic Science and Nursing
  • Keele is ranked 54th overall

National Student Survey

  • No. 1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in 2014, 2015 & 2016 (of broad-based universities)

Combined TEF & REF League Table

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018

  • Joint top for 'Good library and library opening hours' specific metric
  • Joint 7th for 'Good students’ union' specific metric

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

  • Keele ranked in the European Top 250 and in the Global Top 600
  • On a granular level, Keele is ranked in the Global Top 200 for 'international outlook', one of the key performance indicators that looks at staff, students and research.

Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018

  • Keele University is ranked in the top 100 in Europe

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017

  • Keele’s aggregate experience score is an impressive 82%; this is 2.9% higher than the sector benchmarking group

Research Excellence Framework 2014

  • 97% of our research was classified as world leading, or of international importance
  • World-leading research impact in 10 disciplines
  • 100% score for 4* & 3* impact in History, Politics, Allied Health Professions, and Philosophy

HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

  • 96% of our graduates were in a job or further study six months following graduation

Times Higher Education "Golden Age" universities 2017

  • Keele ranked in Global Top 100

UI Green Metric rankings 2017

  • Keele ranked in the Global Top 20

CWUR World University Rankings 2018/19

  • Keele University ranks 714 out of eighteen thousand universities worldwide

Other Facts & figures

  • Top 5 most beautiful universities in the UK (Times Higher Education, 2018)

  • With over 600 acres, we have the largest single-site campus in the UK

  • There are over 3,000 student bedrooms on campus, and more than 300 staff homes

  • We have a global netwok of more than 100,000 alumni in over 100 countries

  • In the last 10 years, we have invested over £140 million in our campus and infrastructure

  • The University is home to a 70-acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park, hosting over 40 companies that employ over 600 people

  • We’re investing £45 million in our science facilities on campus between 2017 and 2019

  • We were ranked No. 1 in the UK for affordability in 2016 (Marbles.com)

  • The Telegraph ranks us as one of the top 10 'most beautiful universities' in Britain


Subject-specific rankings

American Studies

  • Ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Criminology

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Geography and Environmental Studies

  • Ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Health Professions

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in the Guardian University League Table 2019
  • 100% score in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for 4* & 3* impact (Allied Health Professions)

History

  • 100% score in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for 4* & 3* impact

Medicine

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in the Guardian University League Table 2019
  • Ranked in the Top 400 in the QS World University Rankings 2017

Nursing and Midwifery

  • Ranked in the Top 10 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University League Table 2019

Physics and Astrophysics

  • Received 100% student satisfaction in NSS

Politics

  • 100% score in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for 4* & 3* impact

Philosophy

  • 100% score in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for 4* & 3* impact

Sociology

  • Ranked in the Top 250 in the QS World University Rankings 2017