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The University of Warwick

2015 League Table Ranking 7
2015 Overall Score 893
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Entry Standards 509 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 13.9 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 2.80 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 1,695 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.04 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 564 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 77.7 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 95.7 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 81.0 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 27.5 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • The university was given its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965. It is situated on a campus which straddles the boundary between the Coventry and the County of Warwickshire.
  • The idea for a university in Coventry was mooted after the Second World War but it was a partnership of the city and the county which brought the university into being.
  • The university initially admitted graduate students in 1964 and took its first 450 undergraduates in October 1965. In October 2013 the university had over 23,872 students.

Location and Transport

  • Located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry – 5 km (3 miles) from the city centre – and on the border with Warwickshire.
  • The campus lies within a few miles of the M40, M45 and M6 motorways and is a 20 minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.

Entry Standards

  • Find out about entry requirements at the University of Warwick online.

Student Mix

The 25,245 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • Warwick Skills Certificate offers all students accredited training in professional and employability skills.
  • All courses are built around core and optional modules. Some courses allow students to take additional modules to add breadth and depth to their studies.
  • All undergraduate degrees offer either an integrated industrial/work experience year or the opportunity to take a year out for work experience.

Teaching Standards

  • Excellent teaching recognised in audits and inspections.
  • Recently established Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning to promote innovation and new ideas in teaching and learning activities.
  • Strong student feedback arrangements including long-standing Student-Staff Liaison Committee system for students to say what they think about courses and facilities.

Research Standards

  • Warwick is ranked 7th in the UK for research having 19 departments in the top ten in the UK in their unit of assessment.
  • 65% of Warwick’s research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (quality level 3* or 4*.

Academic Strengths

  • Strong research-teaching links including opportunities for undergraduates to carry out cutting-edge research projects.

Student Facilities

  • The university invests significant resources in providing open access computer workstations – currently around 1,500 open access workstations exist.

Disability Services

  • Find out about disability services at the University of Warwick online.
  • Telephone the Disability Co-ordinator Despina Weber on 02476 573734 or email disability@warwick.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • One of the largest in the UK, the main building has been recently redeveloped at a cost of £11 million.
  • Has a pub, a cocktail bar, a restaurant, tea shop and a 'food to go' outlet with several bars in the Venue.
  • Has a live music venue and club with events throughout the week organised by the Ents team as well as student societies.
  • Extensive range of sports clubs and societies.
  • Runs one of the largest international student arts festivals in the world.


  • Sporting life is vibrant and ranges from ‘traditional’ outdoor sports to an indoor climbing centre and a four court, indoor tennis centre.
  • 75 sports clubs are available to students with a sports’organisation with 10,000 members.
  • The sports centre includes a 25m, 6-lane swimming pool, squash courts, fitness centre, two sports halls, dance and aerobics studios and the ‘Bear Rock’ climbing and bouldering centre.
  • Major links with high profile external governing bodies of sport and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The University is planning £250 million of capital investment over the next five years including new interdisciplinary research labs to bring together a range of staff from science and medicine departments; new sports facilities and additional investment in Warwick Arts Centre; a new Humanities Building; new student residences; £4m over the next four years to upgrade and enhance centrally timetabled rooms across the campus and a new £15 million teaching and learning building.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university runs a recruitment agency Unitemps which offers temporary employment opportunities to students.

For further information

  • +44 (0)24 7652 3723
  • University of Warwick
    CV4 7AL
UCAS Code W20

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