University of Greenwich

London, United Kingdom

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University of Greenwich - Overview & Background

Established 1890
Founder Frank Didden
Also Known As N/A
University Motto To learn, to do, to achieve
University Type Public Research University
University City London, England
Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1
Main Campus London
Campus Size 86 acers
Endowment £100 million to £250 million
Acceptance Rate 15.89%
Graduation Rate 70.52%
Employment Rate 95%
Total Enrollment 19,825
Official Website Link University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Contact Detail +44 20 8331 8000


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USPs of the University

  • list items High Teaching Quality
  • list items Excellence in Research
  • list items Diversity of Students
  • list items Locational Advantage -  Historical and beautiful campus situated in an area that has been designated a World Heritage Site. 
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    Jobs and Placements

    Career Clinics open for every student to speak to an adviser on a 1-2-1 basis for any employment-related issue. 


    Infrastructural Facilities

    There are 3 campuses- Greenwich, Medway, and Avery Hills with state-of-the-art teaching spaces. 



  • list items Accommodation at Avery Hill -  approximately 550 single study bedrooms in flats, from £118.37/week. 
  • list items Accommodation at Medway - 350 rooms in shared self-catering flats at £144.27/week
  • list items Accommodation at Greenwich Cutty Sark Hall - 30 single study/bedrooms,  £169.05/week Daniel Defoe Hall - 357 en-suite rooms, 2-bedroom flats from £157.99/week  Devonport House - 123 en-suite rooms, En-suite study bedrooms for £164.01/week McMillan Student Village - Studio flats from £112.61/week
  • list items Cutty Sark Hall - 30 single study/bedrooms,  £169.05/week
  • list items Daniel Defoe Hall - 357 en-suite rooms, 2-bedroom flats from £157.99/week 
  • list items Devonport House - 123 en-suite rooms, En-suite study bedrooms for £164.01/week
  • list items McMillan Student Village - Studio flats from £112.61/week
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    Notable Alumni

    Some famous alumni from University of Greenwich include :

  • list items Halima Ali Adan, Somali gender rights activist and an expert on female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • list items Claire Regina Fox, Baroness Fox of Buckley, is a British writer, journalist, lecturer and politician who sits in the House of Lords as a non-affiliated life peer.
  • list items Margarita Ortigas, Writer and media communications consultant who previously worked as a correspondent for Al Jazeera English.
  • list items Amanda Aziidah Ngabirano, Ugandan urban planner, urban planning consultant and academic, who serves as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Architecture & Physical Planning
  • list items Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist
  • list items Ann Elizabeth Packer MBE, English former sprinter, hurdler and long jumper. She won a gold medal in the 800 metres and a silver in the 400 metres at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
  • list items Richard Alexander Pybus, English-born cricket coach.
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    University of Greenwich Location

    Greenwich, Medway and Avery Hills


  • list items Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS
  • Bus Services:

  • list items TFL buses frequently run close by.
  • Train Services:

  • list items DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk),  Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)
  • University of Greenwich Map Location 

    Address: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, United Kingdom


    Frequently Asked Questions about University of Greenwich

    Is Greenwich University good for international students?

    According to the 2019 World University Rankings, Greenwich University is among the top 8% of all universities in the world. In July of the same year, Greenwich received from THE a top ranking for teaching excellence in Europe. As of now (since 2021), it is ranked 89th by the Times and Sunday Times.

    What is University of Greenwich known for?

    The University of Greenwich is well-known for its excellent standards for teaching and research, as well as for the variety of its students and the beauty and historical significance of its campuses in southeast London and Kent. students receive excellent support during their study, and they are immediately assimilated into the Greenwich community.

    Is it easy to get admission in University of Greenwich?

    With a 68% acceptance rate, the University of Greenwich is highly selective. In total, 68 out of 100 applicants are accepted, which translates to an annual acceptance rate of nearly 38,000 students, including applicants from abroad for all programs. As a result, getting into this university is not too difficult.

    Is IELTS compulsory for Greenwich University?

    Yes, IELTS is one of the options to prove your English Proficiency. Depending on the course you've applied for, you'll need a certain score. Still, for overseas students, an overall IELTS score of 6.5 is necessary, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.