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University Type New universitity (1992 universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Preston
Student Number 28,130
Enrollment rates 21%
Male / Female Students Ratio 40:60
Students Satisfaction 4.01 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1340   Postgraduate:800
Live in univeristy accommodation 14%
Good Degree 52.8
Living Costs 9207-12276 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1828
Address Preston, PRESTON
Postcode PR1 2HE
International Students Ratio 8%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 16.8
Entry Requirements 332
University Research 1.96 / 4
Degree Completion 79.9%
Motto From the Ground to the Sun
Degree Completion 79.9%
Graduate Prospects 53.6%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 107 108 87 75 105 93
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 101 92 77 88 71
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 61 69 78 63 70 72
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 86 79 87 74 78 79
QS World Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 701-916
Year 2016 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010
World Rankings N/A N/A N/A 601-725 601-700 N/A
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 1001-1200 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 801-1000 601-800 601-800
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 601-800 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble. Preston is the seat of Lancashire County Council, houses the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and is home to Preston North End F.C., a founder member of the Football League and the first English football champions. The climate of Preston is of a temperate maritime type, with a narrow range of temperatures, similar to the rest of the British Isles. St Walburge's Church has the tallest spire in England on a church that is not a cathedral. There are also many notable buildings dotted in and around the city centre including the Miller Arcade, the Town Hall, the Harris Museum, the former Corn Exchange and Public Hall, and many beautiful Georgian buildings on Winckley Square.

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University of Central Lancashire
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University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan) is a public university based in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. It has its roots in The Institution For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge founded in 1828. The university is the 19th largest in the UK in terms of student numbers. The university is on an urban campus in Preston and others in Burnley, Westlakes in West Cumbria for nuclear and energy related research programmes and a campus in Cyprus. The university has students and researchers from over 100 countries and partnerships with 125 international institutions. It has a base in China's Shenzhen Virtual University Park, conducting collaborative research with some of China's leading universities into nanotechnology with applications in drug delivery, water purification and fire toxicity.

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University of Central Lancashire
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