Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

University of Essex

|

Political Varied union activities Creative Town Campus Rural By the sea

Ucas code: E70

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.
Source:

What students say about this university

Dialog 1098 comments (296 students)

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Creative

69%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

52%

LOW

Sporty

70%

MED

Varied union activities

73%

HIGH

Political

67%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,795

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

16%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

More on what university league tables really tell you.

Where it's located

We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.

Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us