University of Bristol

92nd
World University Rankings 2022
101-125th
World Reputation Rankings 2021
=9th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1TH, United Kingdom

About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a redbrick research university located in the vibrant city of Bristol, southwest England. Sir Winston Churchill was a former chancellor of the university, from 1929 until his death in 1965.

Founded in 1876, Bristol was the first higher education institution in England to admit men and women on an equal basis.

Today, the university offers over 600 degree courses covering a wide range of subjects. It is home to 26 academic schools, divided into six faculties: Arts, Life Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Law, and Health Sciences.

The university boasts strong connections with hundreds of employers, ranging from small businesses to worldwide organisations.

Caring for the environment is one of Bristol's main priorities. It was the first UK university to declare a climate emergency in 2019, and has won awards for its energy efficiency, transport planning and environmentally pioneering teaching.

Alumni of Bristol include the actor and comedian Simon Pegg, broadcast journalists Alistair Stewart and Sue Lawley, and the author and Children’s Laureate (2011-2013) Julia Donaldson MBE.

The university also lays claim to 13 Nobel Laureates. They include Dorothy Hodgkin, a former Chancellor of the University who won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; the playwright Harold Pinter, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature; and Angus Deaton, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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  • 14.4
    No. of students per staff
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  • 30%
    Percentage of International Students
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  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
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  • 24,110
    Number of FTE Students
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Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings