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University Type Second wave of civic universitity | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Leicester
Student Number 16,505
Enrollment rates 13%
Male / Female Students Ratio 53:47
Students Satisfaction 4.12 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1865   Postgraduate:2210
Live in univeristy accommodation 52%
Good Degree 66.8
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1921
Address University Road, LEICESTER
Postcode LE1 7RH
International Students Ratio 9%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 12.9
Entry Requirements 400
University Research 2.45 / 4
Degree Completion 93.1%
Motto So that they may have life
Degree Completion 93.1%
Graduate Prospects 71.6%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 37 37 41 38 34
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 32 28 20 14 17
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 17 15 15 14 21 18
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 24 29 24 33 26 34
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 185 170 166 167 159 172
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 167 199 161 196 197 N/A


Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. Leicester is at the intersection of two major railway lines - the north/south Midland Main Line and the east/west Birmingham to London Stansted CrossCountry line; as well as the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes. Leicester is the home to football club Leicester City and rugby club, Leicester Tigers. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least two millennia. Leicester is the most populous municipality in the East Midlands region. The associated urban area is also the 11th most populous in England and the 13th most populous in the United Kingdom.

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University of Leicester
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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. The university established itself as a research-led university. It previously consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom. The university is famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and contributing to the discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III. The skyline of Leicester University is punctuated by three distinctive, towering, buildings from the 1960s: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower and the Charles Wilson building. The University's Engineering Building was the first major building by British architect James Stirling, and completed in 1963.

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University of Leicester
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