The Royal Agricultural University was established in 1845 and was the first agricultural college in the English-speaking world. It is located in Gloucestershire and is home to students from over 45 countries.
The University offers over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate programs from their four academic schools:
- School of Agriculture, Food and the Environment
- School of Business and Entrepreneurship
- School of Equine Management and Science
- School of Real Estate & Land Management
As well as the main Victorian Tudor style building, the University operates two farms; Coates and Harnhill Manor Farm. In 2011 the University also renovated an old sheep shed into training facilities called the ‘Rural Innovation Centre’. There is also a library on site, as well as many sports facilities such as a gym, an all-weather pitch, squash courts and tennis courts.
Sports that students can get involved with include clay pigeon shooting, climbing, cricket, equestrian, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, netball, polo, scuba diving, snowboarding, and wake-boarding. The University is also one of three universities in the UK that has their own beagle pack, which until 2004 hunted hares in the country.