University of Westminster

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About the institution

The University of Westminster was the UK’s first polytechnic; it opened in 1838 and became a university in 1992. Most faculties are based in central London, in and around Marylebone. There’s also a campus in Harrow for media, arts and design courses. The London Gallery West on campus showcases students’ work and that of established artists. Accommodation is available in central London, Harrow, Wembley and Hoxton. The university owns and recently restored the Regent Street Cinema, which was the first in the country to show moving pictures.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
20,198
Male UG students: 
42%
Female UG students: 
58%
Full-time students: 
80%
Under 21 on entry: 
72%
International: 
24%
Undergraduate: 
78%
Student-staff ratio: 
19.9
Average UCAS tariff: 
311.2

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 18%
2.1: 51%
2.2: 24%
Pass: 7%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

84%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
42%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
20,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
W50
101 New Cavendish Street London Westminster
Postcode: 
W1W 6XH
Telephone number: 
020 7911 5000

Guardian university guide rank

112

out of 119

Times university guide rank

117

out of 128


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