University of Essex

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.2) 271 reviews

Quick info

An excellent experience! I would not choose any other uni. Essex has given me everything so far: high level of education, student experience, friendships and career opportunities and experience.

Uni rankings and ratings

WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2015 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
89 / 112
Times ranking
Times ranking
Source: Times Good University Guide 2015
32nd

Key Stats

Student stats
Source: HESA, 2015 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

91 % FULL-TIME
9% PART-TIME
76 % SCHOOL-LEAVERS
24% MATURE STUDENTS
67 % UK STUDENTS
33% INTERNATIONAL
64 % UNDERGRADUATE
36% POSTGRADUATE

Student numbers
Source: HESA, 2015 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

10,840

Graduate prospects
Source: DLHE, 2015 (note: only applies to first year full time students)

% IN JOB OR FURTHER STUDY

Is there the option to study abroad at this uni?
Yes

Reviews

Dominic Dichen

University of Essex
Acting MA
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

When I first arrived I felt that I had already had a good university experience, but this is a fantastic change. East 15's campus is great and the small area encourages and engenders a wonderful...

Lyvia Critchell

University of Essex
Sociology BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

My overall university experience has been fab. You learn how to be an actual adult, something they don't teach you in school, and you get to learn to be independent and just have fun along the way....

Where you'll study

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park Colchester Essex CO4 3SQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Hythe   0.6 miles away

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Cost of living

Cost of a pint
This is the average cost of a pint in Colchester.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

Cost of pint half
£3.70
£3.00

Accommodation costs
This is the average annual cost for a full time student at this uni.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

£3,000

Living costs
This is the average annual cost of living for a student studying in the town where this uni is based.
Source: Hotcourses 2015

£9,102

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