The University of Leicester

4.1 from 289 ratings
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61/354 Universities
Location: 
4.1 / 145 reviews
Party Vibe: 
4.0 / 145 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.7 / 106 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.5 / 21 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.4 / 28 reviews

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Overview

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and is most famous for the invention of genetic fingerprinting and for the discovery of the remains of King Richard III

  • Total Students
    16,750
  • Male / Female Students
    51% Female 49% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    81% Full Time 19% Part Time
  • International Students
    29% International 71% UK

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The University of Leicester Reviews

4.1 / 289 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    142
  • 4 Stars
    99
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Star
    8
  • 0 Stars
    0
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Louise Connolly

4th May 2018
I have really enjoyed my time at Leicester University and will be sad to leave. I was drawn to Leicester on the open day because of the happy and welcoming vibe on campus -and this has continued throughout the years. I have found the campus to be the perfect size - not too big like some universities or to small and it is easy to navigate. There are also plenty of food options and places to sit on campus for lunch - the campus even backs onto Victoria park which is so nice to sit on during breaks in the summer! The library on campus is wonderful - it’s modern and they always have the books I need but you can easily order any book in and in general it’s a nice place to study. The student union is the main building on campus where people tend to gather- the vibe in there is also really friendly but I think more seating would be useful as it gets pretty busy during lunch time. In terms of societies and clubs, it seems that Leicester has something for everybody and though I haven’t got too involved in societies, a lot of my friends have only had good things to say! I prefer to use the gym- the gym on campus (a membership gives you access to the gym on campus and in Oadby) also has a pool and runs daily classes. I have had no issues with my course; I enjoy the lectures, the tutors are friendly and knowledgeable and always respond to emails quickly - which is definitely helpful! Would definitely recommend Leicester University!
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Michael Smith

3rd July 2018
My course has been excellent and the lecturers and staff in the Department of Criminology have been incredibly supportive. Overall, I believe Leicester is very strong all around: sport, societies, library, accommodation, careers are all excellent. I’ve found all the staff I have interacted with to be professional and supportive. If you go to Leicester and give it every ounce of effort you possess, you’ll have a great time as well as coming out with a good degree.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
22 Plymouth
4.3 / 92 reviews
23 Cambridge
4.2 / 93 reviews
24 Aberystwyth
4.5 / 26 reviews
25 Canterbury
4.1 / 128 reviews
26 Leicester
4.1 / 145 reviews
27 Exeter
4.2 / 93 reviews
28 Chester
4.4 / 37 reviews
29 Durham
4.2 / 51 reviews
30 Portsmouth
4.1 / 76 reviews
31 Bangor
4.2 / 42 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 John Foster Hall
4.1 / 19 reviews
2 Digby Hall
4.1 / 14 reviews
3 Beaumont Hall
4.3 / 7 reviews
4 Gilbert Murray Hall
3.8 / 11 reviews
5 Nixon Court
3.3 / 26 reviews
6 Opal Court
3.5 / 12 reviews
7 Mary Gee Houses
3.8 / 5 reviews
8 The Glassworks
3.8 / 5 reviews
9 Freemen's Common
3.0 / 3 reviews
10 Stamford Hall
2.8 / 4 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Rugby Union - Men'S
5.0 / 4 reviews
2 American Studies
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Hockey - Men'S
4.5 / 2 reviews
4 Criminology
5.0 / 1 review
5 Equestrian And Polo
5.0 / 1 review
6 Rugby League
5.0 / 1 review
7 Rugby Union - Women'
5.0 / 1 review
8 Volleyball
5.0 / 1 review
9 Economics
4.0 / 2 reviews
10 Rowing (Boat)
4.0 / 2 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 MOSH
4.2 / 118 reviews
2 Fat Cat Café Bar
4.5 / 22 reviews
3 O2 Academy Leicester
4.0 / 56 reviews
4 Club Republic
3.8 / 67 reviews
5 Blueprint
4.3 / 11 reviews
6 Firebug
4.2 / 13 reviews
7 Revolution (Leicester)
4.2 / 9 reviews
8 Orange Tree
4.2 / 5 reviews
9 Club XY
2.7 / 3 reviews
10 Ghost Nightclub
3.0 / 1 review
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Leicester, University of
4.4 / 28 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
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