About the University
Established in its current form in 1955, the University of Exeter has a strong international reputation for excellence.
As a Top 20 UK university in all major UK league tables since 2011 and in the Top 150 worldwide, students are part of a firm ethos of success and the university's position with the Russell Group makes it a popular destination.
Exeter also has been awarded a TEF Gold, QS 5 Stars and has a Triple Accredited Business School.
The university has an excellent research portfolio and a dynamic campus life, right within the heart of a stunning historic city. With a strong community on campus, as well as excellent facilities and accommodation, students find a real home from home at Exeter.
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The university has a huge range of both self-catered and catered halls of residence, with something for every budget. There is also en-suite and shared rooms available. All halls are within easy reach of campus.
Streatham is the main university campus and is situated on a hillside looking down across the city centre. The campus has several galleries, including the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. There is also a medical centre, counselling service, a children's daycare centre and several bars and cafes. There is also specialist teaching and learning facilities, libraries and a sports centre.
Students at the university are represented by a Students' Guild, which also manages over 220 student societies. These range from the Theatre Company right through to Baking Society. The Debating Society was founded in 1893, before the university itself, and has hosted speakers such as Anthony Eden, Michael Foot and Stephen Fry.
The Exeter University Athletic Union runs 50 sports clubs with a combined membership of over 5000 students in sports such as American football, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, golf and many more.
Exeter itself is a friendly and busy city, full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a great nightlife. Students are also within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the picturesque scenery of the Cornish Coast and Dartmoor National Park. London is an easy commute away by train.
Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah), Abdullah Gul (President of Turkey), Ameenah Gurib (President of Mauritius), Zara Tindall (olympian and Member of the Royal Family of Great Britain), JK Rowling (author), Infanta Elena of Spain (Member of the Spanish Royal Family)