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Cardiff University

Cardiff | Wales

Diverse local nightlife Varied union activities Sporty City

Ucas code: C15

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.
Source: Cardiff University Students' Union

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
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Student satisfaction score 79%

Number of students

33,190

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

18%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

472 comments (152 students)
    • Accommodation

      Nice social life and sized rooms but kitchen is smaller than expected

      2018, 1st year, Engineering Geology

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    • Accommodation

      My friends mentioning it

      2018, 1st year, Engineering Geology

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    • Course

      Structured well with modules split up Teachers tend to be detached, little support Little help from assessment

      2018, 1st year, Modern History

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    • Accommodation

      Good social life, flats are nice. Best- very social Worst- small

      2018, 1st year, Modern History

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    • Course

      It is intense and hard and there’s a lot of content which is not necessarily needed

      2018, 1st year, Radiography, Diagnostic

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    • Accommodation

      It’s small and overpriced. Got a smaller bedroom than wanted. Best would be the social aspect and worse is the small size of...

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      2018, 1st year, Radiography, Diagnostic

      Accommodation

      It’s small and overpriced. Got a smaller bedroom than wanted. Best would be the social aspect and worse is the small size of kitchen and bedrooms

      2018, 1st year, Radiography, Diagnostic

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