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University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

About the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is the UK’s most popular university for undergraduate applications, and the most targeted by the UK’s top graduate employers. Their pioneering courses draw on world-leading research and strong links to global industry. Students of the University of Manchester can get involved in the transformational Stellify programme of activities alongside their studies, or choose from more than 480 societies at the Students’ Union. And this is all experienced in the UK’s most liveable city.

A Brief History
A brief history

The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by an amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

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General information

The University of Manchester offers over 1,000 degree programs across the humanities, business, science, and engineering subject areas.


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Quick facts about the University of Manchester

  • Average undergrad degree: 3 years course specific
  • Setting: City in south-side Manchester
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 26,855 (approx)
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What is ratio of male to female students at Manchester?

46% male and 54% female

How hard is it to get into Manchester?

The University of Manchester acceptance rate is about 59%. However, for more competitive courses, the acceptance rate is lower.

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Notable alumni

Manchester has the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK, with many of the almost 500,000 former students in more than 190 countries, holding top positions in every imaginable field. Nobel laureates include physicists J.J. Thomson and C. T. R. Wilson, as well as chemists Sir Robert Robinson and Michael Smith.

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