The University of Northampton has climbed 39 places in the national table of the country’s top universities.
The huge jump, the highest of any university in the country, places Northampton at 62 in the list – last year the university occupied the 101st spot.
Vice chancellor Professor Nick Petford, said the jump up the list was “unprecedented”.
He added: “We are both proud and excited that the University of Northampton has risen by 39 places in the Complete University Guide,
“This leap is the result of the dedication and professionalism of all our staff.
“It demonstrates our commitment to transform ourselves into an internationally facing university.
“Despite this great result there is no room for complacency.
“The sector faces considerable challenges in the coming years so it is essential we maintain our drive for continuous improvement and complete our ambition to be a top 50 ranked university by 2015.”
The Complete University Guide offers university applicants independent information on which to base their decisions around university applications.
Students’ Union vice-president Ben Wesson said: “The University of Northampton’s jump in the Complete University rankings is fantastic news for the university and a testament to the hard work of both students and staff that make up our vibrant community.
“In the past year the university and the Students’ Union have listened to student feedback and acted - introducing a new bus service, refurbishing library facilities, the opening of a new and affordable on-site art shop and investment in the Students’ Union that has most notably seen a doubling in the number of students playing sport.
“It is great our continued commitment to improving the student experience is recognised by The Complete Guide.”
More information on the Complete University Guide rankings, including the league table and full methodology is available on the internet at www.thecompleteuniversity guide.co.uk.