THE University of Exeter has risen two places in this year's Sunday Times university league table.
As well as climbing to eighth place overall, it was also ranked eighth for student satisfaction with teaching quality, scoring 86 per cent in the latest National Student Survey 2013.
The newspaper said: "Exeter was named The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2012. Applications have jumped 19 per cent in the last year, intensifying competition for places.
"One of four institutions to join the Russell Group of leading research universities last year, it is becoming established in the top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide league table, thanks particularly to consistently high levels of student satisfaction and a good performance in the Research Assessment Exercise."
Exeter was rated the top university in the country for two subjects: drama, dance and cinematics; and radiography.
Meanwhile, the University of Exeter Business School's One Planet MBA has come third in the Global Green MBA Survey, which compares programmes in 17 countries. The pioneering management course scooped first place in the UK as well as coming top in the global rankings for 'smaller' programmes.
Professor Malcolm Kirkup, who has directed the One Planet MBA since its launch in 2010, said: "Corporate Knights should be commended for their continuing work in publicising those business schools which are leading the integration of sustainability into their MBAs.
"We are delighted to have been ranked so highly, and we attribute this largely to our unique collaboration with WWF International and an uncompromising curriculum that focuses on the responsible management of natural, social and financial capital."