Lancaster University

=136 th
World University Rankings 2021
151-175 th
World Reputation Rankings 2020
10 th
Young University Rankings 2014
Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a collegiate university in the UK city of Lancaster and a member of the N8 Research Partnership: an association of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.

The university dates back to 1947 when a public meeting in Lancaster supported the proposal for a university college to be founded in the city, although it was 1964 before its first students were admitted. Its original site was in St Leonard’s Gate in the middle of the city. Today, the campus occupies a picturesque, 560-acre parkland site three miles from the city centre.

Lancaster is one of just a few universities within the UK to have a collegiate system. It is home to nine colleges overall, eight for undergraduate students and one for postgraduates.

The campus has the feel of a small town with banks, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, a pre-school centre and health services.

The university is located close to mountains and the sea. The Lake District National Park and the Forest of Bowland, areas of outstanding natural beauty, are both within close proximity.

Lancaster has a strong reputation globally. In addition to numerous international research partnerships, Lancaster has four strategic partnerships teaching validated Lancaster degrees overseas in Ghana, China, Malaysia and Germany

Lancaster offers students award-winning accommodation and outstanding graduate prospects.

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  • 12.4
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 37%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 13,047
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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