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  • Locations: Exeter, England UK
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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The University of Exeter serves as the principal higher education institution in the city of Exeter.  Located in southwest England, the University of Exeter was founded in 1955 and is a distinguished public research university with approximately 70 research centers on campus.  The Sunday Times named it the University of the Year in 2013 and it serves as a member of the Russell Group of leading research-oriented universities in the United Kingdom.  In 2007, it was found by the National Student Survey the 91% of students were satisfied with their experience at the University of Exeter, 10% higher than the national average. 

With 17,210 students registered, the university houses three campuses – Streatham Campus, St. Luke’s Campus (both in Exeter), and Tremough Campus (in Cornwall).  The University of Exeter is a notable institution with outstanding instruction to match.  The English division at the University of Exeter is one of the leading departments of English in the UK.  Additionally, in 2006, the University of Exeter Business School was ranked the first in the country for Business, Accounting, and Finance and Management.


The University of Exeter houses six Academic Colleges – College of Humanities, College of Social Science and International Studies, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, Business School, and the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry along with the University of Exeter Medical School.  Each Academic College maintains a number of subject disciplines, institutes, and research centers.  An assortment for course selection is available to students and with an overall excellent academic reputation, students receive great instruction in all subjects.

Student Life

More than 150 affiliated student societies are offered for students to take a part of, including theatre, creative writing, debate, volunteering opportunities, and award-winning school media such as radio, newspaper, and TV station.  As the university campuses are compact, facilities are in close proximity such as academic buildings, libraries, student housing, and social buildings making it convenient to become acquainted with the university.  In addition to this, a University Athletic Union (AU) is present that is comprised of 49 sports clubs with more than 5,000 students.  Opportunities available for students include recreational sport to competitive fixtures at local, regional, national, and international levels.  With about 3,000 students studying locally, students have the great opportunity of interacting with locals their age in the student-friendly atmosphere.


Students have either the opportunity to live in catered Halls of Residence, self-catering flats and shared houses, or self-contained family flats.  Most Study abroad students tend to live in the university’s self-catering flats


The University of Exeter is located in the southwest of England near, both, the beach and countryside and is only a few hours from London.  Approximately 118,000 people reside in Exeter.  Exeter is has maintained a reputation for being one of the best places to live in the UK.  With many cafés, restaurants, modern shops, and historic buildings in addition to its relatively economical standard of living, Exeter makes for a great residential area for students.  There is an abundance of entertainment available to residents with excellent theatre, dance, and live music.  Additionally with its great transportation system, students will find it easy to take weekend trips when they wish to do so.

Learn more and start your application to University of Exeter at or contact the English department’s director of undergraduate studies should you have any questions.