Top Universities in the East of England 2024


Would you like to study in the East of England? Check out the top unis in the East of England and find out more about the region and its university towns and cities.


Who comes out on top in the East of England?

2024 sees the University of Cambridge retain its top spot, with UEA, Essex and Norwich  keeping their second, third and fourth places. Suffolk goes up one place to fifth and the University of Hertfordshire moves down one to sixth. There’s no change to seventh and eighth place this year.

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of East Anglia UEA
  3. University of Essex
  4. Norwich University of the Arts
  5. University of Suffolk
  6. University of Hertfordshire
  7. Anglia Ruskin University
  8. University of Bedfordshire


Studying in the East of England

The East of England is a large region made up of six counties, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, each with its own distinctive character. Close to London, yet full of picturesque countryside and beautiful beaches, the East of England strikes a great balance, getting away from it all while being close to the action. 


University cities and towns in the East of England

Cambridge is one of the main cities in the region and Cambridge University is one of the most famous institutions in the world. Occupying the number one spot in the regional table, Cambridge University usually takes first or second place in the university league tables for the UK. Aside from punting on the river, Cambridge also offers museums, pubs, and a music festival. 

Norwich is home to two universities including UEA. It’s a popular place to live as there’s lots going on in the city and it’s a short drive to the Norfolk countryside and coast. 

Colchester is home to one of the campuses for the University of Essex and is a great place for a night out after studying all day.


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