Rated gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 20142

Top 150 of universities worldwide

95% of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation1

A member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities

Voted Top 10 in the
THE Student Experience Survey 2018

Rated 5 stars in the QS Stars University Ratings 2018

Why Exeter?

Students and staff at the University of Exeter, whether based in the city itself or at our campuses in Cornwall, benefit from living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

With stunning scenery, outstanding quality of life, and excellent economic prospects, the South West has cemented its reputation as one of the very best places to live, work, and study in the UK. It’s no wonder our students are consistently amongst the most satisfied in the country.

Top 10 reasons to choose Exeter

  1. TEF Gold award for teaching excellence - Consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
  2. Voted 2nd best UK University campus 2018. 4
  3. Top 10 WhatUni Student Choice University of the Year and International University 2018.
  4. Member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
  5. Top 200 of universities worldwide.5
  6. Ranked 11th for Graduate employability – percentage of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.6
  7. 7th in the UK for student experience. 7
  8. Sporting success - 6th in the 2017-2018 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championship.
  9. Research excellence - 98% of our research is of international quality, with 82% rated world-leading or internationally excellent.8
  10. Top 10 in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and dance, Engineering (materials and minerals), English, Film Studies, Politics and Theology 9


1Research Excellence Framework 2014
2THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings
Internal analysis of 2016/17 DHLE results
THE 2018 Top 20 University campuses 
THE World University Rankings 2017/18, QS World University Rankings 2018 
6 Guardian League Table 2019
7 THE Student Experience Survey 2018
8 Research Excellence Framework 2014
Guardian University Guide 2019