University of Leeds

About the institution

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904; it is a member of the Russell Group and one of the top 100 universities in the world. It is based on a single campus close to the city centre. Its fitness centre, The Edge, is the largest owned by a UK university, and it has one of the largest student unions in the UK. The university’s ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support for entrepreneurial students; students are also encouraged to get involved in volunteering alongside their studies.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
30,975
Male UG students: 
40%
Female UG students: 
60%
Full-time students: 
96%
Under 21 on entry: 
88%
International: 
11%
Undergraduate: 
75%
Student-staff ratio: 
13.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
431.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 22%
2.1: 56%
2.2: 14%
Pass: 2%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

87%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
56%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
21,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment

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