University of Essex Key Data

University Type 1960s universitity (plate glass universitity) | Public University Established 1964
Location UK >> England >> Essex Address Wivenhoe Park, COLCHESTER
Student Number 12,295 Postcode CO4 3SQ
Enrollment rates 18% International Students Ratio 36%
Male / Female Students Ratio 46:54 Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 16.1
Website Entry Requirements 339
Students Satisfaction 4.19 / 5 University Research 2.77 / 4
International Students Number Undergraduate:1500   Postgraduate:1190 Degree Completion 86.6%
Live in univeristy accommodation 41% Motto Thought the harder, heart the keener
Working hours allowed 20 hours a week; 10 hours a week if you are studying a course that is below degree level.
Good Degree 59.3 Degree Completion 86.6%
Living Costs 11385-15180 / Academic Year (9 months) Graduate Prospects 51.4%

University of Essex Rankings

Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
UK Rankings 29 22 30 35 32 39
Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
UK Rankings 40 41 41 43 42 36
Year 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 30 29 27 30 21 25 29
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
World Rankings 251-300 251-300 301-350 301-350 301-350
Year 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 251-275 251-275 201-225 N/A


Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex. As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain. It was for a time the capital of Roman Britain, and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Colchester is some 50 miles northeast of London. Colchester is home to Colchester Castle and Colchester United Football Club. Colchester houses several museums. The Castle Museum, found within Colchester Castle, features an extensive exhibit on Roman Colchester. Nearby are Hollytrees Museum, a social history museum with children's exhibits in the former home of Charles Gray, and the town's Natural History Museum, located in the former All Saints' Church.

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University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. It was established in 1963, and received its Royal Charter in 1965. Essex's largest campus is the Colchester Campus within Wivenhoe Park, less than a mile from Wivenhoe and two miles from Colchester. Apart from the Colchester Campus, there is a campus in Southend-on-Sea and East 15 Acting School is based at the Loughton Campus. Essex has collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across eastern England. Essex has produced many notable alumni in several fields, including; two Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, artists, and politicians. For many years Essex was among the smallest multi-faculty universities in Britain, it was a member of the 1994 Group. It is now a member of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN).

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