University of Essex

University of Essex Good University Guide

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

Rank 35
Student experience 88%
Graduate prospects 64.1%


Student Stats

Applications per place 6.8:1
Undergraduate (full-time) 9,445
Undergraduate (part-time) 1,395
Postgraduates (full-time) 2,180
Mature students 14.6%
Overseas students 19.6%


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