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University Type New universitity (1992 universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> Scotland >> Paisley,Hamilton,Dumfries,Ayr
Student Number 17,895
Enrollment rates 30%
Male / Female Students Ratio 36:64
Students Satisfaction 3.95 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:210   Postgraduate:200
Live in univeristy accommodation 13%
Good Degree 43.1
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1897
Address High Street, PAISLEY
Postcode PA1 2BE
International Students Ratio 6%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 22
Entry Requirements 293
University Research 1.84 / 4
Degree Completion 67.7%
Motto N/A
Degree Completion 67.7%
Graduate Prospects 56.2%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 110 116 108 92 100
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 106 118 118 117 109
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 67 69 62 65 72 67
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 64 67 63 60 58 61
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 501-600 501-600 501-600 401-500 501-600 601-800
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


Paisley is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area. The town is on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde. The town became prominent in the 12th century, with the establishment of Paisley Abbey, an important religious hub which formerly had control over other local churches. It is often cited as "Scotland's largest town", as it does not have city status. Hamilton is a town in South Lanarkshire, in the central Lowlands of Scotland. It serves as the main administrative centre of the South Lanarkshire council area. It sits 12 miles south-east of Glasgow.

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University of the West of Scotland
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University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland, formerly the University of Paisley, is a public university with four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr, as well as a campus in London. The present institution dates from August 2007, following the merger of the University of Paisley with Bell College, Hamilton. It can trace its roots to the late 19th century, and has undergone numerous name changes and mergers over the last century, reflecting its gradual expansion throughout the west of Scotland region. Holding a regional reputation for vocational undergraduate and post-graduate courses, the University spread across six schools of learning. The Crichton Campus in Dumfries is maintained in partnership with a number of other institutions, including the University of Glasgow.

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University of the West of Scotland
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