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University of Glasgow Stats, Info and Facts

A Warm Welcome

We are proud to have a truly international campus at the University of Glasgow with more than 25% of our student population coming from outside the UK. There are typically around 800 North American students on campus. By choosing the University of Glasgow, you'll be joining one of the world's leading centres of learning, with excellent teaching, innovative research and world-class facilities. #worldchangerswelcome

Key Facts

  • Ranked in the top 1% of the world (Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15)
  • Established in 1451, Glasgow is the fourth oldest English-speaking university in the world
  • 4-year degree programmes offering flexibility and choice
  • 91% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014)
  • Member of the Russell Group, the UK equivalent of the Ivy League
  • 93.6% of students in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA 2013/14)
  • Famous alumni e.g. in 1837, James McCune Smith graduated from the University of Glasgow and became the first African American to receive a medical degree

Find out more about the University by viewing our Who will you become video

Glasgow: Scotland's friendliest city

Voted as the world's friendliest city by Rough Guides 2014, Glasgow is the UK's 3rd largest city and one of the world's top student cities. Here are just a few of the reasons why our students love living in Glasgow:

  • Lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and seven cinemas, including the tallest in the world
  • UK's first UNESCO City of Music, host to around 130 music events every week
  • 2014 host city of the Commonwealth Games, MTV Europe Music Awards and World Street Dance Championships
  • Consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London's West End
  • More green space per head of population than any other European city with over 90 parks and public gardens
  • Host to several international festivals each year from Piping Live and Jazz to Comedy and Film
  • More than 20 museums and art galleries offering free admission including one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Find out more about Glasgow by viewing our World Changers Welcome video.

Contact Us

If you want to discover more visit our USA page or find out when our International Officers will be visiting your country.

Contact us at: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

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Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Megha from India
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  • The university is one of the oldest in the English speaking countries. It has continuously been rated among the top 100 in the world. It has great resources for…

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  • Anonymous
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  • Fourth-oldest university in the English speaking world. Renowned for its prestige as a research-based university. I recommend arts/humanities students choose somewhere else.…

  • Mar-30-2013 Read More
  • Abigail
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  • A competitive, prestigious university. Beautiful campus. Plenty of opportunities for International students…

  • Jan-16-2015 Read More

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