Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow | West of Scotland

Diverse local nightlife Campus City

Ucas code: G42

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.
Source:GCU Students' Association

What students say about this university

Dialog 599 comments (175 students)

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.

Diverse local nightlife

89%

HIGH

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Political

51%

MED

Creative

52%

LOW

Sporty

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 77% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,670

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

27%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

49%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

70%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • Saltire Centre

    Saltire Centre

  • On set in the media studio

    On set in the media studio

  • Caledonian Court

    Caledonian Court

  • An engineering student at work

    An engineering student at work

  • Students take a break

    Students take a break

  • Medical Students

    Medical Students

  • Fashion Factory

    Fashion Factory

  • Football at Glasgow Caledonian

    Football at Glasgow Caledonian

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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