Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, we received a Royal Charter in 1926. Our magnificent setting is one of the University’s greatest attractions. Many hectares of mature parkland provide the backdrop to an interesting mix of traditional and modern architecture to create a unique campus atmosphere. Campus life at the University of Reading has much to offer our 19,000 students. Our diverse student population offers a cosmopolitan experience, with 20% of our students coming from over 150 countries. Contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafés and bars are centrally located on one of the most attractive university campuses in the UK. Continuous investment means that our students experience state-of-the-art facilities and resources, and subsequently rank us highly in terms of student satisfaction. All this is just a short walk or ride from the centre of Reading which lies 60 Km west of London in the county of Berkshire and has a lively mix of culture, nightlife and shops.
The University of Reading is one of the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities and in the outcomes of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) over 87% of the University’s research rated as of international standing.