University of Essex: Statistics

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#477 of 14,131 In the World
#190 of 2,785 In Europe
#39 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#31 of 131 In England
#25 of 1,000 For Human Rights Law
Top50% For 133 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
17,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
essex.ac.uk
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
43%*

* The University of Essex is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education and of Secondary Education or equivalent qualifications, with passes in 5 approved subjects to include passes in at least 2 at Advanced ('A') level or five subjects to include passes in at least one subject at Advanced and two subjects at Advanced Supplementary level (if taken prior to June 2000); or four subjects to include passes in at least three subjects at Advanced level; or four subjects at Advanced Supplementary level or higher (if taken prior to June 2000); approved for this purpose together with any conditions related thereto
Academic CalendarOctober to June
Enrollment17,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
22,575
Citations
757,542

University of Essex majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,428 / 210,600
Computer Science
4,850 / 129,674
Engineering
3,466 / 61,934
Economics
2,705 / 97,116
Business
2,470 / 68,152
Psychology
2,256 / 101,224
Biology
1,904 / 150,083
Physics
1,826 / 51,904
Medicine
1,816 / 61,105
Mathematics
1,769 / 43,306
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,750 / 49,735
Political Science
1,706 / 33,074
Sociology
1,607 / 53,910
Chemistry
1,592 / 79,147
Environmental Science
1,184 / 84,733
Demography
1,163 / 62,170
Art & Design
1,112 / 20,085
Computer Networking
780 / 10,554
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
771 / 23,024
Optical Engineering
730 / 11,850
Social Psychology
709 / 44,023
Political Economy
695 / 24,904
Law
695 / 13,966
Materials Science
679 / 10,796
Cognitive Science
554 / 26,875
Investment Banking and Stock trading
511 / 16,918
Computer Vision
487 / 16,422
Linguistics
487 / 32,731
Computational Linguistics
467 / 12,146
Biochemistry
465 / 44,997
Blockchain and Cryptography
415 / 6,632
Public Policy / Administration
407 / 14,030
Finance
404 / 9,155
Electronic Engineering
402 / 3,927
Child Psychology
400 / 32,415
Communications and Public Relations
389 / 10,785
Machine Learning
376 / 12,453
Development Studies
357 / 24,327
Ecology
348 / 33,481
Human Rights Law
312 / 4,064

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 284 3173
1992 303 3561
1993 337 3879
1994 342 4369
1995 335 4732
1996 409 5429
1997 417 5202
1998 438 6401
1999 478 7433
2000 500 8357
2001 471 9739
2002 497 11215
2003 534 13317
2004 569 16103
2005 683 19073
2006 837 21059
2007 865 24605
2008 900 27887
2009 923 32085
2010 899 35413
2011 959 39759
2012 1037 43785
2013 996 49525
2014 1016 53669
2015 1078 54225
2016 1152 53592
2017 1308 55550
2018 1238 53507
2019 1449 63401
2020 1546 74300
2021 1622 83254

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $11,250$6,250
International students $18,750

The University of Essex has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Doctorate Art History, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Film, Health Sciences, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Health, Theatre, Writing

University of Essex alumni

  1. Priti Patel

    Priti Patel
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Priti Sushil Patel is a British politician who has served as Home Secretary since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she was Secretary of State for International Development from 2016 to 2017. Patel has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010. She is ideologically on the right wing of the Conservative Party; she considers herself to be a Thatcherite.

  2. John Bercow

    John Bercow
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the University of Essex
    In 1985 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    political scientistpolitician
    Biography

    John Simon Bercow is a former British politician who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 2009 to 2019, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckingham between 1997 and 2019. A member of the Conservative Party prior to becoming Speaker, he was the first MP since Selwyn Lloyd in 1971 to be elected Speaker without having been a Deputy Speaker. After resigning as Speaker in 2019 and opting not to seek re-election as MP for Buckingham in the 2019 general election, Bercow left Parliament. In 2021, he joined the Labour Party but was suspended in 2022.

  3. David Yates

    David Yates
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the University of Essex
    In 1987 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    film producertelevision directorfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    David Yates is an English film director, producer and writer, who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions. He is best known for directing the later four films in the Harry Potter series and the first three films of its prequel series, Fantastic Beasts. His work on the Harry Potter series brought him critical and commercial success along with accolades, such as the British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

  4. Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Essex
    Graduated with doctorate in mathematics and economics
    Occupations
    professornon-fiction writerpoliticianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Ioannis "Yanis" Varoufakis is a Greek economist and politician. A former academic, he served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He has been Secretary-General of MeRA25, a left-wing political party, since he founded it in 2018. A former member of Syriza, Varoufakis was a member of the Hellenic Parliament for Athens B from January to September 2015; he regained a parliamentary seat in July 2019.

General info

Founded 1964
Accreditation Privy Council
Motto Thought the harder, heart the keener
Colors red, purple
Academic structure Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Law and Management
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Affiliations and memberships Universities UK

Location and Contacts

Address Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, East of England, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
City population 122,000
Phone +44 (1206) 873 333
Fax +44 (1206) 873 589

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