Lancaster University

Lancaster University Ranking

country rank: 20
world rank: 187

University Overview

Lancaster University, founded in 1964, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the rural environment of Lancaster, North West England (population range of 10,000-49,999). Lancaster University (LU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution that is officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council. Lancaster University (LU) provides courses and programs in a variety of fields that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 56-year-old UK higher-education school has a rigorous admissions criteria based on previous academic performance and grades. This UK higher education school has an admission rate of 20-30%, making it a highly selective university. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. A library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services, are among the academic and non-academic facilities and services available to students at LU.

Lancaster University Ranking

University Identity

Name Lancaster University
Acronym LU
Founded 1964
Motto Patet omnibus veritas Truth lies open to all
Colours Quaker gray and red

University Location

Address Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YW North West England United Kingdom
Tel +44 (1524) 65201
Fax +44 (1524) 593 907

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro) 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office University House Lancaster LA14YW (1524) 65201 (1524) 592028

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) N8 Research Partnership Universities UK

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