Thinking about Surrey?
The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It offers students a unique combination of high academic standards, employment success and a prime location in beautiful surroundings, yet with ease of access to London. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students experience a first-rate working environment and a lively social life.
Where is the University of Surrey?
The University of Surrey is situated in the market town of Guildford in the county of Surrey which is in the south east of the UK. Guildford is 40 minutes by train to the south west of London. The University is also close to both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports.
How old is the University of Surrey?
The University of Surrey dates back to 1894 when it was the Battersea Polytechnic and based in south west London. In 1966 it was moved to its current location in Guildford and became the University of Surrey.
What is the ranking of the University of Surrey?
The Guardian University Guide 2012
Surrey is placed 19th overall and its top subject rankings are:
1st Tourism, Transport and Travel
3rd Electronic Engineering
4th Mechanical Engineering
6th Civil Engineering
8th Chemical Engineering
13th Modern Languages
15th Nursing and Paramedical Studies
The Sunday Times University Guide 2012
Surrey gained 20 places to 21st in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The University also had 14 subjects in the Top 20.
Surrey's top subject rankings are as follows:
4th Tourism, Transport & Travel
8th Mechanical Engineering
12th Civil, Chemical & Other Engineering
17th Physical Science
17th Subjects Allied to Medicine
19th Media Studies
20th Computer Science
What is the town of Guildford like?
The busy town centre of Guildford is just 10 minutes walk or a short bus ride from the university campus. Guildford has a population of around 250,000 and is one of South-East England's top shopping centres. It has an excellent nightlife, with 3 nightclubs, a nine-screen cinema and many pubs, bars and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Guildford is on the main line train route from Portsmouth to London and close to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
International Student Office
The University of Surrey has a long history of welcoming international students from all around the world. We currently have nearly 140 different nationalities represented so you will be certain to get a truly international education.
To find out more about University of Surrey and its entry requirements, please contact us here.