The University of Chester has been ranked at 94th in the country.

It means Chester has dropped one place from last year in’s 2017 list of the UK’s universities.

But the university scored strongly in student satisfaction as it did in the What Uni? comparison site awards earlier this month.

Each institution in the country was ranked on factors including satisfaction, entry standards and graduate prospects.

The ranking is still a long way down from Chester’s highest ranking of 68 in 2013.

It also meant the UoC did not make it into the top 5 in the North West, which had Manchester in the leading spot.

University of Chester students

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year.

“While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”

Subject tables

Within the subject tables, Chester did make it into the top 10 for East and South Asian Studies as well as Librarianship and Information Management.

Specific courses which gained 100% student satisfaction included criminology, history and midwifery. It was also above the national average for teaching standards.

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More than 15,000 undergraduates and postgraduates were enrolled at the university in 2014/15.

The guide noted there had been ‘substantial investment in student study facilities in recent years, with continuing investment across the university’s sites’.

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Based entirely on student reviews, the What Uni? Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) placed the university at number 28 out of 125 participating institutions.

Chester Students’ Union also ranked among the UK’s top 10.

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