University of Glasgow

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About the institution

The University of Glasgow is a Russell Group member. It was founded in 1451, making it the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university has three main campuses: Gilmorehill and Garscube are both based in the West End of Glasgow, with museums, galleries and parks close by, while Dumfries is in the south west of Scotland. Unlike most universities, Glasgow has two student unions: Glasgow University Union and the Queen Margaret Union. Both are very active and there is a friendly rivalry between them dating far back into the university’s extensive history.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
27,392
Male UG students: 
42%
Female UG students: 
58%
Full-time students: 
85%
Under 21 on entry: 
73%
International: 
17%
Undergraduate: 
72%
Student-staff ratio: 
14.8
Average UCAS tariff: 
470.4

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 17%
2.1: 46%
2.2: 15%
Pass: 2%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

88%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
51%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
G28
The Fraser Building 65 Hillhead Street Glasgow Glasgow
Postcode: 
G12 8QQ
Telephone number: 
0141 330 2000

Guardian university guide rank

26

out of 119

Times university guide rank

29

out of 128


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