Glasgow Caledonian University

About the institution

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was formed in 1933 by a merging of The Queen’s College Glasgow and Glasgow Polytechnic. Its single-site campus is in the centre of Glasgow and its hub is the futuristic Saltire Centre, a learning centre which is home to the university’s library and offers a range of facilities, including inflatable igloo semi-private study areas. GCU also has a postgraduate campus in London where the British School of Fashion is based.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
16,753
Male UG students: 
40%
Female UG students: 
60%
Full-time students: 
82%
Under 21 on entry: 
60%
International: 
7%
Undergraduate: 
83%
Student-staff ratio: 
21.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
372.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 10%
2.1: 34%
2.2: 17%
Pass: 1%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

92%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
63%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
21,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment

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