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University Type New universitity (Second wave of new universities) | Public University
Location UK >> Wales >> Cardiff
Student Number 30,010
Enrollment rates 16%
Male / Female Students Ratio 39:61
Students Satisfaction 4.02 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:2470   Postgraduate:2980
Live in univeristy accommodation 32%
Good Degree 68.5
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1883
Address Main Building, Park Place, CARDIFF
Postcode CF24 0DE
International Students Ratio 17%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 13
Entry Requirements 420
University Research 2.69 / 4
Degree Completion 95.7%
Motto Truth, Unity and Harmony
Degree Completion 95.7%
Graduate Prospects 77.4%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 35 34 34 32 35
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 46 33 27 33 32
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 35 34 26 29 28 16
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 22 21 25 29 34 30
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 189 191 198 187 162 182
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 182 201-225 201-225 201-225 201-225 N/A


Cardiff is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. It is Wales's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. The city of Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan. Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. The Cardiff Built-up Area covers a slightly larger area outside the county boundary and includes the towns of Dinas Powys and Penarth. Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is the main engine of growth in the Welsh economy. The majority of Cardiff's shopping portfolio is in the city centre around Queen Street and St. Mary Street.

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, it became one of the founding colleges of the University of Wales in 1893, and in 1997 received its own degree-awarding powers. It merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1988. The college adopted the public name of Cardiff University in 1999, and in 2005 this became its legal name when it became an independent university awarding its own degrees. It is the third oldest university institution in Wales. The university is composed of three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering. Cardiff is the only Welsh member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities.

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