University of Leicester

University Road, Leicester

  • #279 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 14,135Total Students
  • 1,494Faculty
  • 4,544Int'l Students

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The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities.Our StandingThe University of Leicester was the THE University of the Year 2008-9. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester’s ability to “evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good”. Leicester was, said the judges, "elite without being elitist".We’re highly ranked in the UK, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including:• 17th in the Guardian (and 12th, 15th and 14th in previous 3 tables)• 14th in the Times Higher Table of Tables• 17th in The Times (and 15th, 14th, 14th in the previous 3 tables)Founded in 1921 we received our Royal Charter in 1957.Leicester is a member of the 1994 Group of internationally renowned universities engaged in leading-edge research and high quality teaching.

About

The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities.Our StandingThe University of Leicester was the THE University of the Year 2008-9. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester’s ability to “evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good”. Leicester was, said the judges, "elite without being elitist".We’re highly ranked in the UK, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including:• 17th in the Guardian (and 12th, 15th and 14th in previous 3 tables)• 14th in the Times Higher Table of Tables• 17th in The Times (and 15th, 14th, 14th in the previous 3 tables)Founded in 1921 we received our Royal Charter in 1957.Leicester is a member of the 1994 Group of internationally renowned universities engaged in leading-edge research and high quality teaching.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #185
  • 2014
    #=202
  • 2015
    #211
  • 2016
    #=235
  • 2017
    #=239
  • 2018
    #238
  • 2019
    #=223
  • 2020
    #=239
  • 2021
    #=242
  • 2022
    #=236
  • 2023
    #279

Student & Staff

Total students
14,135

23%
77%

International students
4,544

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
1,494

470
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Total students
14,135

23%
77%

International students
4,544

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
1,494

1024
470
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

University Road, Leicester, GB,

University Road , Leicester , United Kingdom , LE1 7RH

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