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University Type First wave of civic universitity (Red Brick University) | Public University
Location UK >> England >> Reading
Student Number 15,955
Enrollment rates 15%
Male / Female Students Ratio 43:57
Students Satisfaction 4.09 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:1105   Postgraduate:1470
Live in univeristy accommodation 53%
Good Degree 67.3
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1892
Address Whiteknights, READING
Postcode RG6 6AH
International Students Ratio 10%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 14.7
Entry Requirements 375
University Research 2.53 / 4
Degree Completion 91.4%
Motto N/A
Degree Completion 91.4%
Graduate Prospects 68.6%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 34 31 38 40 32
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 31 32 33 35 24
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 33 35 31 31 25 21
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 39 30 29 27 30 31
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 201-250 201-250 201-250 201-250 201-250 192
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 164 201-225 194 176 164 N/A


Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. Reading is 70 miles east of Bristol, 24 miles south of Oxford, 37 miles west of London. The first evidence for Reading as a settlement dates from the 8th century. It was an important trading and ecclesiastical centre in the medieval period, as the site of Reading Abbey, one of the richest monasteries of medieval England with strong royal connections. Today, Reading is a major commercial centre, with involvement in information technology and insurance, and, despite its proximity to London, has a net inward commuter flow. It is ranked the UK's top economic area for economic success and wellbeing, according to factors such as employment, health, income and skills.

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University of Reading
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University of Reading

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1892 as a college of the University of Oxford with the name University College, Reading. The institution received the power to grant its own degrees in 1926 by Royal Charter from King George V and was the only university to receive such a charter between the two world wars. The university is usually categorised as a red brick university, reflecting its original foundation in the 19th century. It has four major campuses both in the United Kingdom and internationally. The campuses on London Road and Whiteknights are based in the town of Reading itself, and Greenlands is based on the banks of the River Thames. It also has a campus in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia.

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University of Reading
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