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UCAS code: C15

Established in 1883, Cardiff University enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales’ only Russell Group university. Cardiff is a thriving, city that is widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study.
Source: Cardiff University Students' Union

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

57%

LOW

Political

60%

MED

Sporty

73%

HIGH

Varied union activities

80%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

79%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Student satisfaction score 76%

Number of students

33,990

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

489 comments (125 students)
    • Overall

      Great lectures, good facilities, definitely recommend, really enjoying the course.

      2023, 1st year student

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    • Student Union

      Five stars: Excellent

      2023, 1st year student

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    • Support

      Great lectures, good facilities, definitely recommend, really enjoying the course.

      2023, 1st year student

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    • Facilities

      Four stars: Great

      2023, 3rd year student, Physics

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    • Overall

      Four stars: Great

      2023, 3rd year student, Physics

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    • Student Union

      Five stars: Excellent

      2023, 3rd year student, Physics

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