The University of Southampton
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The University is such a great place! Very vibrant and lots to do. I am loving my course and would highly recommend it. Claire W
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University Road, Southampton
About this University
Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Southampton is recognised as a global centre for excellence in research and education.
Our reputation, which is reflected in our UK and international league table rankings, is built on a long history of world-changing achievements. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities and our successes continue to be acknowledged with prestigious awards.
League table rankings
The guides and league tables rank universities based on a range of criteria, including entry standards, student satisfaction, staff to student ratio, expenditure per student and research quality.
ranked 94th in the world (of 800) and 16th in the UK (QS world university rankings 2014).
ranked 14th in UK (of 126) by the Complete University Guide 2016, with 14 of our subject areas in the top 10.
ranked 14th in the UK (of 119) by the Guardian University Guide 2016,with 13 of our subject areas ranked in the top 10 including Electrical & Electronic Engeering and Media & Film Studies which both ranked first.
one of the top 30 UK universities for graduate starting salaries (Sunday Times University Guide 2014).
ranked 17th among universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2014/15 (Graduate Market in 2015 report, prepared by High Flier Research).
In addition, 94% of our full-time undergraduates who received their degrees in 2013/14 were in employment or progressed to further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).
Our students report high levels of satisfaction with our courses. In the National Student Survey 2014:
86% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.
87% of our students were satisfied with the quality of teaching they receive.
86% of our students were satisfied with the quality of learning resources available to them with 91% saying that Library and IT services at the University are particularly well resourced.
We are a founding member of the Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities.
In 2013/14 our research income was over £110m.
Our Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding exceeded £200m in 2015, placing the University 6th nationally for the total value of grants.
In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2014), we were ranked eighth in the UK for research intensity and 11th in the UK based on the volume and quality of our research.
Over 97 per cent of our research environment has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).
Learn More: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/about.page
Number of Students: 23,775