It is one thing to apply for study in the UK, and yet another to get accepted. According to Study in the UK, when applying there are certain universities which are much happier to provide offers than others. This is not a reflection of quality, but rather a distinction of how big course selection and student capacity is on campus.
TOP 10 UK UNIVERSITIES WITH HIGH ACCEPTANCE RATES
1. ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY – 96.1% (Offers extended to students who apply)
Aberystwyth University is a university in Wales and one of the best in the UK for teaching quality and student experience (Times Good University Guide). Its campus is next to the vast expanse of Cardigan Bay, and 97% of Aberystwyth graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduation (HESA 2018).
2. UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON – 93.9%
The University of Roehampton is centrally based in London and offers great academic and language support to international students, who make up 14% of the student population. Despite being based in London, tuition fees and on-campus accommodation is competitively priced and affordable for all.
3. BISHOP GROSSETESTE UNIVERSITY – 92.2%
Located in Lincoln’s historic and beautiful city, Bishop Grosseteste University is one of the biggest providers of teacher education programmes in the UK. BGU was awarded Gold in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, which is the highest possible rating given to UK universities based on their quality of teaching, the learning environment and student outcomes.
4. UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH – 89.9%
The University of Portsmouth was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and, internationally, was ranked in the top 150 of young universities in Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019 and in the top 500 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
5. YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY – 89.4%
York St John University is located in the historic centre of York and 95% of York St John students were in work or further study 15 months after graduating following the Experimental Graduate Outcomes data 2018.
6. LEEDS TRINITY UNIVERSITY – 89%
Leeds Trinity University is located on a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre. The University “pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every degree and is one of the UK’s top universities for employability, with 97% of graduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes, HESA 2020).
7. NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY – 88.9%
Many Nottingham Trent University subjects are rated in the top 20 of UK universities (Guardian University Guide 2020) and every NTU course has opportunities to gain practical skills and experience. The University received a Gold award in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework.
8. NEWMAN UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM – 88.7%
Newman University Birmingham is a small, intimate institution that hosts a friendly community of staff and students. Small class sizes mean that academic staff can give personal care and attention to each student.
9. UNIVERSITY OF EXETER – 88.7%
Located in the South West of England, the University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked amongst the UK’s top universities. It has a vibrant community of over 23,500 students from 130 different countries represented across six academic colleges.
10. ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY, TWICKENHAM – 88.3%
St Mary’s University is located in West London on a safe and green friendly campus just 30 minutes from the city centre. Students enjoy all the advantages of a perfect location – a personal, self-contained campus community experience in a world renowned city – and the University was ranked as the best University in London for student satisfaction by The Times Good University Guide in 2019.