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Students from the USA at The University of Manchester

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Introduction

The University of Manchester dates back to 1824 and is one of the top higher education institutions in Europe. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group; equivalent to the Ivy League.

We are the UK’s largest campus based university, with over 26,000 undergraduate and 14,000 postgraduate students. We are also the most globally diverse university in the UK, with over 10,000 international students enrolling from over 160 countries worldwide.  Each year we welcome a growing number of students from across the US, with around 350 students from the US studying at the University in 2017/18 – here are some of the reasons why: 

  • Ranking – Manchester ranks 34th in the world and 6th in the UK (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018)
  • Research –83% of our research has been ranked to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us fifth in the UK in terms of research power across 35 discipline areas
  • Staff – 13:1 student-to-Faculty ratio
  • Campus – an urban campus located within walking distance of downtown Manchester, one of the largest and most exciting cities in the UK – recently reviewed by the New York Times.
  • City – Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, modern economics, and vegetarianism, communism and feminism
  • Alumni – we have more than 8,500 alumni based in the USA alone. There are Manchester alumni based in all 50 states!
  • Cost – tuition and living costs are competitively priced compared to US equivalent universities. We are FAFSA registered and can accept Federal Loans.

The short videos below showcase the University, city and student experience. 

Read our US Student Handbook below to learn more about the University and the application process: 

The British Council USA also provide a wealth of information to prospective students from the USA.

The University of Manchester regularly travel across the US to meet prospective students – meet us at an event near you.