Lancaster University is the leading university in the North West according to The Complete University Guide 2015.
Lancaster is ranked 11th in the ranking of 123 UK universities, ahead of all other universities in the North West.
In separate listings covering 67 subjects, Lancaster appears in national top ten listings for 12 of the 31 subjects it offers, topping the table for one subject - Marketing.
Lancaster Univerity now hosts around 12,000 students in total with 46% male and 54% female undergraduates. 90% of undergraduates from state schools and 22% of undergraduates from outside the UK.
Other highly ranked subjects at Lancaster University include: Social Work in second place; both Art and Design and Linguistics in third place; Communication and Media Studies in 4th place; Accounting and Finance in 5th place; Business and Management Studies in 7th place; Drama, Dance and Film Studies and Religious Studies in 8th place; Physics, Sociology and Geography and Environmental Science in 9th place.
The main table is based on nine measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment, Entry Standards, Student: Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours degrees achieved; Graduate Prospects and Completion.
The Subject tables are based on four: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment; Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects.