Facts and figures

Globally significant discoveries and internationally ranked teaching

Globally ranked

From globally significant discoveries and internationally ranked programmes to its location in one of the most diverse cities in the UK, there are a wealth of reasons to study at the University of Leicester. 

The University of Leicester is consistently recognised globally for teaching and research. Here are a few of the most recent rankings:  

Perfect student city

Leicester is one of the most affordable and diverse cities in the UK, providing students with a vibrant and inspiring environment in which to study. But did you know the following facts about the city?  

  • Leicester is the 10th largest city in the UK 
  • Leicester is one of the UK’s oldest cities 
  • Leicester is ranked as a top ten student city for affordability (Student Living Index by Natwest, 2021) 
  • Leicester has the most diverse shopping districts in Britain, home to shops and cafes from 23 different nationalities