Students are attracted to Bath by university’s excellent academic reputation, outstanding graduate employment record, world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities. University’s ability to offer placement options across the discipline base, and with leading organisations, is unique among UK research-intensive universities.
In the 2015 The Complete University Guide University of Bath was ranked №8 in the UK and №1 for student satisfaction in 2014. The Guide’s new league table also saw the University move up a place on last year to 9th out of 124 universities across the UK. This strong showing has helped to cement the University’s place in the top ten nationally and to maintain our position as the highest ranked university in the South West.
30% of students at University of Bath are international and come from over 100 countries.
Bath is located in the south-west of England, one and a half hours from London by train. It is an interesting, elegant and vibrant city and one of only three in the world to be on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. With a population of only around 90,000, Bath is friendly and compact.
Bath is home to several excellent museums and galleries, and hosts various arts festivals throughout the year. There are numerous restaurants, cafés and pubs and a great range of shopping with high street stores, small specialist shops and a flea market. The city offers many enjoyable outdoor activities. One can take a boat trip on the River Avon, relax in one of the delightful parks or make use of the superb sports facilities. Bath is surrounded by magnificent countryside and interesting places. Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, Oxford and Bristol are all within easy reach of Bath.
The university is located about a mile from Bath. Frequent bus services link the campus, city and major student residential areas, so students are always connected to work, home and social life when studying.