University of Essex

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About the institution

The University of Essex opened in 1964 and celebrated its 50th year in 2014. It has three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend. Loughton is the home of East 15 Acting School, one of the largest and most highly respected theatre schools in the UK producing notable alumni such as Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey) and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). Meanwhile, Colchester has hosted the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships. The university has been ranked in the top ten for student satisfaction.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
13,980
Male UG students: 
44%
Female UG students: 
56%
Full-time students: 
87%
Under 21 on entry: 
73%
International: 
27%
Undergraduate: 
78%
Student-staff ratio: 
15.1
Average UCAS tariff: 
312.7

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 22%
2.1: 47%
2.2: 25%
Pass: 6%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

90%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
42%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
18,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
E70
Wivenhoe Park Essex Colchester
Postcode: 
CO4 3SQ
Telephone number: 
01206 873333

Guardian university guide rank

62

out of 119

Times university guide rank

30

out of 128


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