Sheffield Hallam University is one of the country’s most improved universities, according to a new guide - rising 15 places in a year to 62nd in the country.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide rates Hallam as the top modern university in the north of England, counting those institutions created since 1992.
Sheffield University has slipped three places in the rankings to 21st, but is the third best in the north overall, behind York and Leeds.
Hallam Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Jones said he was proud of the improvement.
“This is in no small part down to increased student satisfaction with our courses as highlighted in this year’s National Student Survey, in which our overall satisfaction score increased from 83 per cent to 86 per cent, with several undergraduate courses scoring 100 per cent.
“We have also invested heavily in new facilities for teaching - our new £27 million Heart of the Campus building at our Collegiate Campus opens its doors for teaching this month. Next year a new £30 million development will provide a home for the Sheffield Institute of Education.”