Cardiff University

Cardiff | South Wales

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: C15

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.
Source:Cardiff University Students' Union

What students say about this university

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

73%

MED

Political

53%

MED

Creative

54%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

84%

HIGH

Varied union activities

83%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Student score 82% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

28,540

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

25%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

23%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

21%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

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