London School of Economics has fallen in the latest university rankings

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The London School of Economics (LSE), whose alumni includes world leaders and rock stars, has fallen in a prestigious ranking of the UK's top universities.

The institution has fallen outside of the top 10 best universities, as rated in the annual Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, which placed Cambridge at number one for the fifth year running.

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LSE slipped three places from last year to eleventh after it was rated the worst in the country when it comes to the satisfaction of students.

However, the institution still boasts producing the highest earning graduates according to earlier research, ahead of Cambridge and others. Graduates earn £38,000, on average, while they also experience the biggets growth in salary after five years.

LSE was among several universities in the capital identified as having extremely poor scores when it came to student perceptions of teaching based on scores from the National Student Survey. St George's was second worst behind LSE, while Westminster was fifth worst, Queen Mary seventh worst and Goldsmiths and Kingston equal ninth worst.

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But London South Bank was found to be the best in the country for all round graduate employability.

Meanwhile, Lancaster was named the university of the year, jumping three places to sixth and achieving one of the highest satisfaction scores.

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