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University Type New universitity (Second wave of new universities) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Bolton
Student Number 8,955
Enrollment rates 26%
Male / Female Students Ratio 50:50
Students Satisfaction 3.98 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:190   Postgraduate:120
Live in univeristy accommodation 19%
Good Degree 45.7
Living Costs 9207-12276 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1982
Address Deane Road, BOLTON
Postcode BL3 5AB
International Students Ratio 26%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 19.9
Entry Requirements 266
University Research 1.75 / 4
Degree Completion 71.9%
Motto N/A
Degree Completion 71.9%
Graduate Prospects 52.9%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
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UK Rankings 124 89 118 125 126 124
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 124 123 120 119 115
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 114 108 108 111 93 87
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
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Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown, and at its zenith in 1929 its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of cotton spinning in the world. Bolton Wanderers football club play home games at the Macron Stadium. Cultural interests include the Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as one of the earliest public libraries established after the Public Libraries Act 1850.

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University of Bolton
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University of Bolton

The University of Bolton (formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education or simply Bolton Institute) is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has approximately 6,000 students across all sites and courses, with 700 academic and professional staff. Around 70% of its students come from Bolton and the North West region. It ranked 86 out of 121 institutions in the newly released table. The university is a member of the North West Universities Association, Universities UK and Million+. The university is primarily situated on an urban campus between Deane Road and Derby Street in Bolton. There are two halls of residence, although the university intends to relocate all services on to a single site in the centre of Bolton. There is an academic centre in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

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University of Bolton
University of Bolton