The University of Exeter is a leading higher education institution in the UK, placed in the top 15 universities in the UK according to the 2024 Complete University Guide league table and 13th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. Exeter is also rated 137th globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, and took 153rd place globally in the 2024 QS World University Rankings. In the 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities, it placed in the 151-200 group.
Students coming to Exeter to study will combine world-class academics with an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Located in the south west of the United Kingdom, Exeter is a compact and friendly city with a buzzing cultural scene and plenty to do. Not only that, but the Exeter campuses are just 2.5 hours away from London by train, and Bristol can be reached in under an hour. Exeter also has two campuses in Cornwall. The vibrant Penryn Campus is nestled in 100 acres of gorgeously maintained Cornish countryside, just northwest of the waterside town of Falmouth.
The university is spread across four campuses, all supporting safe and welcoming academic communities, plenty of green spaces, and state-of-the-art facilities. Whichever campus a student is at, they'll be a short walk from a bustling town centre with plenty to see, do, eat or drink.
One of the most notable features of life as an Exeter student is the wild, wonderful coastlines which are close at hand. With some of the best ocean landscapes in the UK just a short journey away, relaxing on a beach, going for a hike or riding the waves is always an option.
Exeter's academic community is over 30,000 strong, including more than 7,500 international students from 150 different nations around the world. It's a place where unforgettable memories are made, along with friends for life, with more than 400 clubs and societies and top ranking sports teams making it incredibly easy to get involved.