Facts and Figures

  • A Top Ten University

    Lancaster is consistently highly placed in all major league tables, ranked top ten in the Guardian, Times and Complete University Guide.

  • 91%

    Students at Lancaster University are among the most satisfied in the UK according to the 2016 National Student Survey, in which the University achieved 91% on the overall satisfaction score, placing it firmly amongst the top 10 UK universities.

  • 130,000 Alumni

    Lancaster University has an alumni network of over 130,000 alumni in 183 countries worldwide.

  • New Sports Centre

    Summer 2011 saw the opening of our brand new £20m Sports Centre, ranked sixth in the THE Student Experience Survey 2015.

  • 97%

    97% of Lancaster University graduates have gone into work (82% at graduate level) or further study within six months of graduating

  • N8 GROUP

    Lancaster University is a member of the N8 Group (which focuses on five areas of research: Ageing and Health; Energy; Molecular Engineering; Regenerative Medicine and Water) a research partnership of the top 8 most research intensive universities in the North of England.

  • £450 MILLION

    More than £450m has been invested into the campus since 2002, creating new academic facilities, student social facilities and improved teaching space. We have award winning eco-residences, opened a £10m centre for the Creative Arts in 2010, and a brand new home for Engineering.

  • 12,000

    We have over 12,000 students across one of the safest campuses in the UK.


    As one of the few collegiate universities in the UK we welcome each student to one of our colleges on campus. In addition to our eight undergraduate colleges, we have one dedicated to our postgraduate students.