University College, Bristol opened in October 1876 with two professors, five lecturers and 99 students. It was the first college in the country to admit men and women on an equal footing. The University's reputation grew steadily where it became known as an institution with formidable academic strengths and an unshakable commitment to quality - characteristics that are just as apparent now.
The University organises its academic affairs in a wide range of schools and research centres which are in turn arranged in art, engineering, science, medicine & dentistry, medical &veterinary science, social science& law faculties. Bristol has one of the widest ranges of academic subjects on offer with its students achieving the very high standards on which the University's reputation is built.
The University is internationally distinguished and one of the very best in the UK, thanks to its outstanding staff, superb facilities, high achieving students, internationally distinguished research and its outstanding track record and history. These are some of the reasons that places at the University of Bristol are among the most sought after.
The University is located in the heart of Bristol, one of the UK's most historic and inspiring cities. Most of its 370 buildings are located in the heart of this lively, creative and beautiful city. A short stroll from the University's main area, via Park Street with its stylish shops and boutiques, will take you to Bristol's picturesque Harbourside. There you will find all kinds of diversions, from boats to restaurants and bars and from cinemas to art galleries. Bristol is a highly cultured city that likes to have fun.