University of Greenwich

United Kingdom


The University of Greenwich is located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London. Its main campus is located in the iconic Old Royal Naval College, a World Heritage Site that has been seen in many movies and TV shows. The university dates back to 1891 as the Woolwich Polytechnic, eventually becoming Thames Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992.

It appears in the top 100 UK Universities in the rankings by The Complete University Guide, The Guardian and The Times/Sunday Times. It’s also classified as Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) of Higher Education. Around 20,000 students a year study at The University of Greenwich, including international students from more than 140 countries.

What is the acceptance rate for the University of Greenwich?

The University of Greenwich acceptance rate is 71%.

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The university may be largely based in a historic building that dates back centuries, but its facilities are much more modern. New buildings and improved resources include the addition of the state-of-the-art Stockwell Street library and academic building. Meanwhile the development of the Dreadnought building has turned it into the central hub and a go-to place for students.

The International Student Advice Service is dedicated to providing international students with information, advice and guidance. This team assists students from the moment they start at university, helping them to access a wide range of student support services.

As well as being located in one of the world’s most exciting cities, the university’s campuses benefit from excellent transport links. Greenwich and Avery Hill Campuses are connected by bus and train to central London. Medway Campus is just a 45-minute train journey away.


The Graduate Outcomes survey, undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, shows that 72% of University of Greenwich students working were in highly skilled employment. This is slightly over the sector average of 71% and puts Greenwich top of the London post-1992 universities. The university is also ahead of the sector average for graduates 'in work and/or further study', with 95%, compared with 94% for the sector. The university offers an annual Jobs Brokerage Service as part of its 'Graduate Interview Event'. This provides employers with free vacancy advertising, a free jobs brokerage service and the chance to interview shortlisted candidates on campus.



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