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University of Reading

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018). We offer an outstanding experience for all of our students – inspiring students academically and equipping everyone for their next step after graduation, whether it be work or further study.

We're a tight, bustling community where our students can make a big impact. We have high expectations of everyone, and help them reach their full potential.

We offer over 150 postgraduate taught courses, teaching of the highest calibre, and a multitude of opportunities, from studying abroad to learning languages to undertaking work placements.

People often comment on the friendly and vibrant atmosphere here at Reading. It’s a place to meet new people from around the world and to build friendships that last a lifetime. There is a huge range of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities to get involved with, alongside a busy social calendar organised by Reading University Students’ Union. From the beautiful campus the town centre is only a short walk away, and London is just half an hour by train. The possibilities are limitless.

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2016
175
2017
=188
2018
  • 49.1
    Overall Score
  • 39.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 51.6
    Citations per Faculty
  • 55.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 41.3
    Faculty Student
  • 88.1
    International Faculty
  • 92.5
    International Students
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2014
19
2015
12
2016
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2017
  • 81.6
    Overall Score
  • 87.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 90.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 37.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 80.4
    H-index Citations
201+
2017
251-300
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 27.9-32.2
    Overall Score
  • 63.1
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 39
    Employer Reputation
  • 49.1
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,280
International
422

Number of students

13,330
Postgraduate 26%
Undergraduate 74%

Number of international students

4,077
Postgraduate 50%
Undergraduate 50%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

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