CU Ranked the UK’s Third Largest for Annual Student Intake

Record numbers of students accepted places at Coventry University last year placing it in the top three largest and fastest growing institutions in the UK, UCAS figures reveal.

The numbers of people choosing to study with Coventry rose by eight per cent in 2016, meaning that 8,130 people accepted places on full-time undergraduate degrees across the University Group, which includes campuses in London and Scarborough.

The university is the second largest in terms of growth, with numbers increasing by 50 per cent since 2011, according to figures from UCAS, which detail acceptances to over 280 universities.

Outright, Coventry is the third largest in the UK for annual full time acceptances.

The number of EU students choosing undergraduate courses at the university through UCAS grew by 36 per cent – to 1,220 accepted applicants last year.

The data show Coventry drawing students from across the country, with London the second biggest feeder area, supplying more than one in five of the university’s student intake last year.

More West Midlands students than ever before are choosing Coventry. The six per cent increase shows the university delivering on a commitment to support the regional skills agenda of West Midlands Combined Universities, and providing the qualified graduates local employers need.

Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, said:

I’m proud we’ve become one of the most successful and attractive universities in the UK, without losing our special character and reputation for excellent teaching, preparing students for careers and offering international experiences across all of our courses.”



UCAS’ acceptance figures by institution, published  on 26th January, cover students who applied through UCAS to full-time undergraduate study at UK universities. The data can be downloaded as part of the admissions services’ End of Cycle Data Resources 

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