University of Reading

The University of Reading is one of the UK`s leading research-intensive universities and is in the top 1% worldwide. We offer an outstanding experience for all of our students inspiring students academically and equipping everyone for their next step after graduation, whether it be work or further study. We`re a tight, bustling community where our students can make a big impact. We have high expectations of everyone, and help them reach their full potential. We offer over 200 flexible undergraduate and 150 postgraduate courses, teaching of the highest calibre, and a multitude of opportunities, from studying abroad to learning languages to undertaking work placements. People often comment on the friendly and vibrant atmosphere here at Reading. Its a place to meet new people from around the world and to build friendships that last a lifetime. There is a huge range of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities to get involved with, alongside a busy social calendar organised by Reading University Students Union. From the beautiful campus the town centre is only a short walk away, and London is just half an hour by train. The possibilities are limitless.

Our vision for 2026 is that the University of Reading will be a vibrant, thriving, sustainable, global and broad-based institution, responsive to, stimulated by and informing changes in the world around us. As a result, we will also be significantly larger in terms of students, global reach and presence, and revenue.Our ambition, now and towards 2026, is to enhance our standing as a leader in research and higher education that defines and responds to the needs of individuals and societies, and, by so doing, to be counted among the very best universities in the UK and internationally.

Foundation year: 1926
Short name: N/A
Type: Public
Students: 13050
Faculty: 870
Faculty/Students Ratio: 15:1
Region: Europe
Location: Reading, Berkshire, England