The University of Lincoln has been ranked in the UK’s top 50 universities for the first time in its history.
The university went up 10 places in the Guardian’s 2013 University Guide to the 47th spot, above Huddersfield, Oxford Brookes and Essex.
Vice-chancellor, Professor Mary Stuart, said: “This is a real landmark for the University of Lincoln.
“The move of ten places up the table and into the Top 50 is a great achievement for any university, but particularly for a relatively young institution.
“We have been making good progress year on year for several years, thanks to the dedication of our staff and students who are committed to making the Lincoln experience amongst the best in the country.
“We intend to keep moving forward, innovating and working with our students to ensure we build on this tremendous achievement.”
Guardian’s 2013 University Guide ranks 120 institutions according to spending per student, student/staff ratio, graduate career prospects, what grades applicants need, a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results, and how happy final-year students are with their courses, based on the annual National Student Survey.