University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university providing an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience for our 46,000 students. Our talented and well-rounded graduates are consistently in demand with leading graduate employers.
We deliver world-leading research that transforms lives, improves societies, and shapes the future. Ranked eighth in the UK for research power, with 97% of our research recognised internationally (REF 2014), and with a research portfolio worth over £650 million.
We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities (QS), a pioneer in global education, with award-winning campuses and unrivalled facilities in both the UK and Asia.

Why the University?
As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group and the Universitas 21 global network of research-intensive universities, we deliver a high standard of education.
 We’re in the UK's top 20 universities according to The Complete University Guide 2021

 The Students' Union is the hub of student social life on campus. You can get involved with a wide range of activities including societies, volunteering and student networks

 At Nottingham you'll find some of the best sports facilities in the country – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 even named us Sports University of the Year

 We offer tailored careers support and opportunities such as the Nottingham Advantage Award, a free employability scheme that will help you prepare for the job market

 A range of services can be accessed via our Student Service Centres, including disability support, financial advice and mental health support services

The City/Campuses
Our city is a vibrant place to live and study. There’s lots to explore – yet it always feels like home.
Nottingham is in the heart of the Midlands and has excellent road and rail links to major cities across the UK. There are easy transport links to the local East Midlands Airport as well as major airports in Birmingham, Manchester and London – making it accessible from anywhere in the world.
We’ve won awards for our sustainable UK campuses. University Park Campus is known for its fantastic green spaces and diverse wildlife. Futuristic architecture, eco-friendly buildings and a library in a lake make Jubilee Campus an inspiring place to be. Sutton Bonington Campus has world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine.


1881 - Nottingham’s first civic college
Nottingham's first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. An anonymous benefactor had offered £10,000 for a college on condition that a suitable building be erected by the Council and that the college should be provided with £4,000 a year.

1928 - The move to University Park
After the First World War, the college outgrew its original building. A generous gift by Sir Jesse Boot, of 35 acres of land at Highfields, presented the solution and in 1928 the College moved to what is now the main campus, University Park. Initially, it was accommodated in the elegant Trent Building and was officially opened by King George V in November of that year. Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells.

1948 – Becoming The University of Nottingham
In 1948, the college was awarded the Royal Charter and became The University of Nottingham, now able to award degrees in its own name. During this period the School of Agriculture was established when the Midland College of Agriculture at Sutton Bonington merged with the University.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1881

Times Ranking: 23

Guardian Ranking: 23

Independent Ranking: 21

Tuition Fee: $ $ $

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: 11 - 20%

Ave High School GPA: 3.1 - 3.5

Student / faculty ratio: 13:1

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

International Business
Finance and Investment
Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting
Built Environment

Location Details

The University of Nottingham University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: City centre,Campus

Town/City: Nottingham

Nearest Airport: East Midlands Airport

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