The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

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The University of Manchester - Overview & Background

Established 2004 – University of Manchester Predecessor institutions 1956 – UMIST (as university college; university 1994) 1904 – Victoria University of Manchester 1880 – Victoria University 1851 – Owens College 1824 - Manchester Mechanics' Institute
Founder John Owens
University Motto Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity
University Type Public Research University
University City Manchester, England
Student to Faculty Ratio 13:1
Campus Size 667 acres
Endowment £242.2 million (2021)
Acceptance Rate 56%
Graduation Rate 51.3%
Employment Rate 94%
Official Website Link The University of Manchester, England
Contact Detail +44 161 306 6000


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USPs of the University

  • list items A large and diverse population of international students
  • list items Courses built keeping employability in mind 
  • list items Research activity recognized all over the world 
  • list items An environment of learning
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    Jobs and Placements

    The university is ranked  35th in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

  • list items As per the survey conducted in 2018, 93.6% of the graduates were reported to have found employment right after graduation. 
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    Infrastructural Facilities

  • list items The university has various facilities. The John Rylands Library is visited by 250,000 people annually. It has over 1.4 million items. The University of Manchester Library has a large assortment of books. The John Rylands Library merged with the university in 1972. The university also houses an art gallery which has over 55,000 works of art. 
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  • list items Residence options include self-catering flats as well as catered halls of residence, self-serving flats, catered residence halls. In total, there are 8,000 rooms across 19 halls.
  • list items Cost of Rooms
    • £98–£111 per week for a single self-serving room with shared facilities
    • £140–£150 per week for a single self-serving room with all facilities included
    • £135–£152 per week for a single room in a catered hall with shared facilities
  • list items £98–£111 per week for a single self-serving room with shared facilities
  • list items £140–£150 per week for a single self-serving room with all facilities included
  • list items £135–£152 per week for a single room in a catered hall with shared facilities
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    Notable Alumni 

  • list items Joseph E. Stiglitz (Nobel prize in 2001)
  • list items Michael Sherwood, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs till 2016
  • list items Sir John Sulston (Nobel prize in 2002)
  • list items John Rawling, Sport commentator and columnist
  • list items Sophie Raworth, Newsreader and journalist
  • list items Richard Grimsdale, Electrical engineer and computer pioneer.
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    The University of Manchester Location

    Bus Services

  • list items Magic 147 bus free movement for staff and students between both campuses
  • list items There are buses from  Cross Street, Oxford Road Station, Manchester Airport, Piccadilly Train Station, Victoria Station, Shudehill Interchange, Piccadilly Bus Station
  • Train Services

  • list items Piccadilly Mainline Station
  • list items Oxford Road Train Station
  • list items Victoria Train Station
  • Nearest Airport

  • list items Manchester
  • The University of Manchester Map Location

    Address: Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom


    Frequently Asked Questions about Manchester University

    Is it hard to get into Manchester University?

    Manchester University's admittance rate is 59.3% which means 59 out of every 100 applications are accepted. Hence its selection criteria are at a medium level. The school is more lenient than other colleges, but they still expect you to satisfy their ACT/SAT and GPA criteria.

    Is University of Manchester good for international students?

    A degree from The University of Manchester is a ticket to a prosperous life and career for international students. It is renowned throughout the world for the caliber of its instruction, which is shaped by studies of the highest quality. The university annually hosts one of the largest international student populations in the UK.

    How much does it cost to study in Manchester?

    For the academic year 2021–2022, the University of Manchester's tuition fees for various courses range from £19,000 to £46,000 annually. At the University of Manchester, more than 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students applied for admission during the academic year 2021–2022, with 18,345 of them coming from abroad.