Situated just 30 minutes away from central London, the University of Reading is over 150 years old with its original schools of Art and Science founded in 1860 and 1870. The university is in the top 1% of institutions worldwide and has a Guardian league table ranking of 25 in the UK.
With over 350 courses, including art, English, chemistry, law and pharmacy, there’s a range of choices on offer for prospective students. There are almost 14,000 attending students across five faculties.
The five faculties are;
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
- Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
- Henley Business School
- Faculty of Life Sciences
- Faculty of Science
The University of Reading has an active student union run by students which is in the top 10 of student unions within the UK. There are over 100 societies and 50 sports clubs to get involved in. Societies include volunteer projects, student radio and even a TV channel.
The University of Reading boasts several sports facilities, such as the University SportsPark with state of the art equipment, tennis and netball courts, football, rugby and hockey pitches and a boathouse facility only 15 minutes away from campus.
First year undergraduates can reside in a range of affordable accommodation. Prices range between £99 per week for self-catered rooms and £175 per week for catered en suite accommodation with most undergraduates being guaranteed a room.