Having spent many years trying to live it down, Essex is now embracing its radical past, telling prospective applicants that it welcomes independent thinkers and “rebels with a cause”.
The approach appears to be working because applications are up 15% in 2015 – seven times the national average – good news for a university that plans to increase student numbers by 50% over five years. It has already added 850 undergraduate places since 2012 and is now among the 10 fastest growing universities in the UK.
The Times Ranking
|Applications per place||6.8:1|
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