Loughborough University
Loughborough University

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Loughborough University Ranking

7

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Loughborough University Location

Central England

Loughborough University

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University Ranking

7

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Central England

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Key Information
Location Loughborough, England
Established 1909
Percent International Students 10%
Famous For Sports, Engineering, Business
International Fees £16,000-19,900
Key Information
Location Loughborough, England
Established 1909
Percent International Students 10%
Famous For Sports, Engineering, Business
International Fees £16,000-19,900

Overview

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is located in Leicestershire, 90 minutes north of London, and has been a university since 1966 with over 16,000 students currently enrolled, of whom almost 15% are international from over 100 countries. Loughborough University is a top 15 university in all major national rankings and won the ‘Whatuni’ University of the Year award in 2015.

Loughborough University campus is the UK’s largest single site green campus and is generally regarded as the best in the country for sport, having been named the Sports University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

The University was shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ in the 2015 Times Higher Education Awards, which celebrate outstanding examples of best practice across a range of higher education activity. It was also nominated in the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ category, which celebrates the development of an enterprise culture within higher education institutions.

Services for International Students

Loughborough University

Loughborough University offer a free airport pickup service for international students, which runs at various times leading up to the start of the academic year. At the beginning of term, the International Office runs an induction session for new international students to introduce them to university life and useful departments. Pre-sessional English courses lasting ten weeks before the beginning of term are also available.

Ranking

  • 7th in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2018

Loughborough University won the ‘Whatuni’ University of the Year award in 2015 and has won Best Student Experience in the Times Higher Education Awards for the last six years. It is also the UK’s best university for quality of student life in the Lloyds Bank Survey and the University of the Year for Sport.

Loughborough University is a top ten UK university for research standards, and following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, there was a 37% increase in the proportion of the University’s research considered to be “world-leading”. Only Loughborough and the University of Oxford have received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding applied research seven times.

In the Times University Guide subject tables, Loughborough is ranked top for building, communication and media studies, and librarianship and information management.

Accommodation

Loughborough University 16 halls of residence – seven catered, six self catered and three who are run in partnership with a service provider – for students to live in during their stay. Accommodation in University Halls is guaranteed for international undergraduate students for up to two years.

Location

Loughborough is situated just 90 minutes away from London by train, with the major cities of Nottingham and Leicester both close by. Students have easy access to shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities, while Loughborough itself retains the charm of a small market town.

Alumni

  • Sebastian Coe, Baron Coe (Athlete, politician and Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games)
  • Monty Panesar (England cricketer)
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson (Athlete)
  • Paula Radcliffe (Athlete)
  • Rob Smedley (F1 race engineer)
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