University of Essex

Colchester | South East England

Creative Political Rural Campus Town By the sea

Ucas code: E70

Essex has a reputation for top-quality teaching and research and offers one of the best student experiences in the UK, with more than 11,000 students coming from across the globe to create a cosmopolitan atmosphere. We're based across campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend. The University was established in 1964 and will be celebrating its 50th birthday in a big way in 2014.
Source:University of Essex Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 661 comments (180 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

59%

MED

Varied union activities

75%

MED

Political

70%

HIGH

Creative

69%

HIGH

Sporty

72%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,065

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

40%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

76%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Graduation

    Graduation

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • Colchester campus

    Colchester campus

  • Studying in halls

    Studying in halls

  • Students in computer suite

    Students in computer suite

  • The lakes

    The lakes

  • American football team

    American football team

  • Student and tutor interaction

    Student and tutor interaction

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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