The University of Bolton has moved up nine places in the 2025 edition of the ‘Complete University Guide’.

The University of Bolton is now 111th out of 130 places.

However, the university was number 34 for student satisfaction, with a score of 78 per cent.

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The University of Cambridge was again on top of the table, with the University of Oxford a close second.

Other North West universities to be ranked include the University of Manchester, down three at number 22, and Manchester Metropolitan University, up five at 55.

Lancaster University dropped one place to 11, meaning it’s out of the top 10, while the University of Central Lancashire gained seven places to 92.

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A University of Bolton spokesperson said the university was proud of its high satisfaction score.

The spokesperson added: “Our dedicated staff are committed to providing our students with the best possible overall experience during their studies.

“The Guide also shows a significant improvement in our graduate prospects, which shows the success graduates enjoy after leaving the institution. That number has risen by 13 per cent year on year, which is a bigger increase than any other university in the region.

“We are a teaching-intensive institution, and our staff work tirelessly to deliver the highest possible quality of teaching. This has been reflected in us achieving gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for student experience.

“We are the only Higher Education institution in the North West to achieve the gold standard for student experience.”

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