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Facts and Figures

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
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