The Guardian University Guide 2017 ranks Cass as 1st in London

The league table has revealed the leading institutions for undergraduates in the UK.

Cass has been ranked number one in London and among the top ten UK institutions for courses in Accounting & Finance and Business, Management & Marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2017.

The league table has revealed the leading institutions for undergraduates in the UK

In the main institutional ranking, City University London has increased its position to 18th (and fourth in London). The leap from 37th place last year makes City the largest climber in this year’s top 20 and positions the University for the first time as a 'top 20’ UK university.

A significant rise in student satisfaction ratings has helped drive the improvement.

It has led to an increase of nine places in the subject specific rankings relevant to Cass, with the School now 4th in the UK for Accounting & Finance and 9th in the UK for Business Management & Marketing.

Professor Marianne Lewis, Dean of Cass Business School, said: "These rankings reflect the tremendous commitment of Cass faculty and staff. We continuously innovate to help students thrive whilst at Cass and throughout their careers. The result is an exceptional learning experience that blends theory and practice, building on our London home and global community."

Subject-specific rankings show that City is number one in London and among the top ten UK institutions for courses in Health Professions and Journalism. The University was also ranked second in London for Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Criminology.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London, said: “Over the past three years we have increased the satisfaction of our students by more than any other university in the country, thanks to a significant effort by all of our staff.  We have achieved this by listening to what our students say, making sure we support our staff to provide high quality education and ensuring that routine things, such as providing timely feedback after assessments, are done well.

“Our Student Experience Committees help us ensure we are responding to student needs effectively while quantitative module evaluations enable academics to gain valuable feedback from the students they are educating."

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to spending per student; staff to student ratio; graduate career prospects; required entry qualifications; “value-added” which compares entry qualifications with final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS).

Specialist tables also rank universities by subject areas which cover several courses.  For example, Accounting & Finance includes courses such as Actuarial Science and Banking & International Finance, while the Health Professions subject area covers Optometry, Radiography and Speech & Language Therapy.

Last month, The Complete University Guide 2017 ranked City first in London and in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction.  The annual ranking measures the performance of 127 institutions across the country, taking into consideration ten factors including research quality, graduate prospects and student satisfaction.