This year's Complete University Guide has seen Hertfordshire drop one place, from 83rd to 84th in the national university rankings.

The guide grades universities of a range of factors including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.

The University of Hertfordshire was awarded a 59 per cent grade overall, with 56 per cent entry standards, 79 per cent student satisfaction, 76 per cent research quality and 72 per cent graduate prospects.

A spokesperson for the university said:   “We are pleased to see we were ranked highest in the East of England for student satisfaction in this year’s Complete University Guide, and the rankings of many of our courses increase.  


“While it is frustrating that the university’s overall position has slightly gone down, we are confident that we are already taking the necessary measures to address this.  

“We are looking forward to an exciting year that will include welcoming more students to Herts than ever before; the opening of ‘Spectra’ - our new, multi-million-pound, state-of-the-art building for our School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science - and progressing our plans to open our very own Medical School.” 

The University of Cambridge topped the guide's ranking, with a 100 per cent overall score. This was followed by Oxford on 96 per cent.