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University Type New universitity (1992 universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> Wales >> Cardiff, Newport, Treforest
Student Number 33,584
Enrollment rates 26%
Male / Female Students Ratio 48:52
Students Satisfaction 3.96 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1100   Postgraduate:1400
Live in univeristy accommodation 11%
Good Degree 57.6
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1913
Address University of South Wales, Pontypridd
Postcode CF37 1DL
International Students Ratio 13%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 21.6
Entry Requirements 319
University Research 2.04 / 4
Degree Completion 82.2%
Motto N/A
Degree Completion 82.2%
Graduate Prospects 55.5%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 99 90 114 110 119
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 115 112 114 N/A 95
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 93 94 94 77 65 74
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 71 61 66 79 81 85
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 1001-1200 1001+ 1001+ 801-1000 601-800 N/A
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


Pontypridd often colloquially known as Ponty, is both a community and the county town of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, and is situated 12 miles north of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. Pontypridd is noted for its Old Bridge, a stone construction across the River Taff built in 1756 by William Edwards. This was Edwards' third attempt, and, at the time of construction, was the longest single-span stone arch bridge in the world. The history of Pontypridd is closely tied to the coal and iron industries. University of South Wales's largest campus is based in Pontypridd, with a range of facilities, including an indoor sports centre and students' union. The town is also home to a large hospital, Dewi Sant Hospital.

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Cardiff, Newport, Treforest
Cardiff, Newport, Treforest


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University of South Wales
University of South Wales

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University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is a public university in Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd and Dubai. It was formed on 11 April 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. The university is the second largest university in Wales in terms of its student numbers, and offers around 200 courses. The university has four main faculties across its campuses in South Wales.The university has three main campuses located across South Wales. The university is one of Wales's five major universities and a member of the St David's Day Group. The university offers independent advice to government and employers across the UK on health, education, economic growth, social policy and governance.

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University of South Wales
University of South Wales