University of Essex

University of Essex Ranking

country rank: 42
world rank: 480

University Overview

The University of Essex, founded in 1964, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the suburbs of Colchester (population range of 50,000-249,999), in the East of England. There are additional branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Southend-on-Loughton. Sea’s The University of Essex is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution that is officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Essex provides courses and programs leading 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. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Students may take use of a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services at the University of Essex.

University of Essex Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Essex
Founded 1964
Motto Thought the harder, heart the keener
Colours Red and purple

University Location

Address Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ East of England United Kingdom
Tel +44 (1206) 873 333
Fax +44 (1206) 873 589
Other locations Loughton, Southend-on-Sea

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) Not reported

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 Not available
Admission Office Admissions, University of Essex Colchester CO4 3SQ (1206) 873 333 (1206) 873 666

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


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Memberships and Affiliations

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