University of Nottingham

United Kingdom


The University of Nottingham was founded in 1991 as University College Nottingham, gaining a royal charter and its current name in 1948. It’s a member of the Russell Group of universities and has its main campus within the city of Nottingham, with smaller campuses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

It features in the top 25 UK universities in the Complete University Guide and The Times/Sunday Times University Guide as well as appearing just outside the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. Currently there are around 35,000 students, including international students from over 150 countries around the world.

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The University of Nottingham has a proud sporting reputation. It was Sports University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. It has also finished in the top 10 of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league for the last 20 years.

Based at the heart of England, Nottingham has one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK thanks to its gardens, parks and lake. It’s surrounded by lovely countryside including the famous Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood legends. Meanwhile its central location makes it easy to get around the country and explore the likes of London and Manchester.


The University of Nottingham is ranked in the world's top 70 universities by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. It is also one of the top five most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2021 by High Fliers Research. 84.2% of Nottingham’s graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation. The university offers placements and internships through partnerships with businesses like Rolls Royce, KPMG, Deloitte and PWC. Through the Nottingham Advantage Award programme, students can access a diverse portfolio of modules to further enhance employability.


The University of Nottingham acceptance rate is 11%.



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