Cardiff University is situated in the heart of the Welsh capital. Founded in 1883 with just 13 academic staff and 102 full-time students, it has grown quickly and it now caters for in excess of 30,000 students.
It is the only Welsh university in the Russell Group. Its 26 academic schools are organised into three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering. It offers over 300 undergraduate degrees and more than 200 taught masters, diplomas and certificates, as well as providing professional short courses. About 6,500 international students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at Cardiff.
The university is made up of two large campuses, both close to the centre of Cardiff. Heath Park, a mile to its north, is on the fringe of 100 acres of parkland and playing fields. With the exception of Pharmacy and Optometry, it houses the university’s healthcare schools, sharing the site with the University Hospital of Wales. Study areas and IT facilities are open around the clock and, as well as libraries and lecture theatres, there is a swimming pool, fitness suite and squash court.
- Established: 1883
- Students: 33,190 (2018/19)
- Intl. Student Ratio: 28%
- Location: Park Place, Cardiff
- Campus: Two (Cathays Park, Heath Park)
- TEF Ranking: Silver
- THE Ranking: 27th in the UK (191st in the World)