Glasgow Caledonian University

United Kingdom

Glasgow Caledonian University was formed in 1993 when The Queen’s College Glasgow merged with Glasgow Polytechnic. The Queen’s College had dated back to 1875 and specialised in domestic science training. The university has campuses in London and New York as well as its main Glasgow campus on the site of the former Buchanan Street Station.

More than 22,000 students chose Glasgow Caledonian University each year, including international students from more than 100 countries. It is ranked in the top 5% of universities globally, third in Scotland and 14th in the UK and has been ranked the third best UK university for value for money in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022.

What is the Glasgow Caledonian University acceptance rate?

The Glasgow Caledonian University acceptance rate is 23%.

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World class facilities

The university offers facilities like the Sir Alex Ferguson Library and ARC sports facility. It delivers innovative teaching with industry-standard facilities and equipment - including the Vision Centre and Interprofessional Simulation Centre.


Glasgow is a modern and diverse city and the university also values inclusivity and diversity. It was ranked 1st in the UK and top five in the world for promoting gender equality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021.

Student support

The university has won awards for its Student Support including the Times Higher Education Outstanding Support for Overseas Students award. The Campus Life Desk allows students to access services such as the careers service, finance office, registry and more.



Glasgow Caledonian University has ranked in the top ten for job prospects in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022. It is the joint top university in Scotland for graduates who are in work and/or further study 15 months after completing their studies according to the HESA Graduate Outcomes survey. The findings show that 93% of graduates are in employment – be that full-time, part-time or unpaid – and/or further study, which is above the Scottish rate of 90%. When highly-skilled occupations are considered, it is the top Scottish modern university at 79%.


The Glasgow Caledonian University employability rate is 93%.

The Glasgow Caledonian University is ranked 77th in the The Guardian University Guide, 601-800th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 1001-1200th in the QS World University Rankings.


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