12 universities in Liverpool & North West ranked best to worst in the Complete University Guide 2025

The best and worst universities in Liverpool, Manchester and the North West, according Complete University Guide 2025 league tables.

The latest university league tables for the UK have been published by the Complete University Guide, providing rankings for every institution in Liverpool and the North West.

Each of the country’s 130 universities and is given an overall score out of 100 based on ten measures: entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, academic services spend, spending on student facilities, continuation, student-staff ratio, graduate prospects and outcomes. The universities are then ranked to help prospective students choose where they will continue their education.

The North West of England has twelve universities, with some placing far higher on the national league tables than others. Referring to the 2025 edition of the Complete University Guide, we have compiled a list of rankings for the region, from best to worst.

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