The origins of Exeter University stem from the Great Exhibition of 1851 which saw the emergence of the schools of Art and Science. In 1893 with support from Cambridge University it became the Exeter Technical and University Extension College. In 1955 it received its charter to become the University of Exeter. For many years the University has been renowned for the Arts, especially English and Drama although in latter years its reputation for sciences and social science has grown.
Exeter University is a campus university; the halls of residence and most self-catered flats are located on campus or within the city centre. Walking distance from the campus centre to the student accommodation ranges from 5 to 40 minutes. Free mini and shuttle buses are provided from the campus around the town but these offer a limited evening service. The main campus is Streatham Campus in the city centre which houses the main teaching departments and the business centre as well as most student residences. St Lukes Campus is within a short walk of Streatham Campus and comprises the schools of Sport & Health Science, Medical Science and Medicine.
University of Exeter is currently ranked =143rd in the Times Higher Education rankings. Exeter is ranked between 151-200th in the Shanghai Tong Jiao rankings. Exeter is a member of the Russell group of universities.
University of Exeter is ranked 57th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
Currently international students (any students from outside the UK) account for approximately 26% of all students and come from over 140 countries.
Pathway entry for international students-INTO's Study Centre at Exeter, offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.
For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.
Figures for 2020/2021 indicate a total student population of over 25,500, of which some 21,600 are undergraduates and 3,900 are postgraduate students.
HESA govt statistics show that 95.2% of Exeter graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The University offers some 98 sports clubs and societies. Cultural facilities include the Exeter Northcott theatre on the main Streatham campus which runs a programme of film, theatre and musical events. Sports facilities include the recently opened Russell Seal fitness centre and the Exeter Tennis Centre. The University also owns the Devon Cricket Centre and the Vic Ambler Golf Centre.
Year one home and international students and post-graduate international students are guaranteed accommodation. Undergraduates can be accommodated in university-owned residences which are both catered and self-catered. The contract for these residences is between 40 and 44 weeks in duration.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £110.50 per week.
An example price for catered accommodation is £191.37 per week at Mardon Hall.
International undergraduate tuition fees:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences are £19,500. Biosciences, Geography, Medical Sciences, Psychology and Sport Sciences are £22,950. Medicine - £37,000
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The university currently offers four postgraduate online courses, including: MA Education, MSc International Business, MSc Business Transformations, and MSc Psychology (conversion).