University of Southampton: Statistics

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#136 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 2,785 In Europe
#14 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#12 of 131 In England
#1 of 2 In Southampton
#6 of 1,004 For Marine Engineering
Top100 For 93 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate84%
Admissions RequirementsPasses in either two subjects at 'A' Level with passes in three further subjects at AS Level or in three subjects at 'A' Level with one further subject at AS Level, or equivalent; Ordinary Certificate or Higher National Certificate or Diploma awarded before the establishment of BTEC, pre-GCE; International Baccalaureate; European Baccalaureate
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - February; February-June)
Enrollment21,335
Full time employee2,601
Student:staff ratio8:1

We've calculated the 84% acceptance rate for University of Southampton based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Southampton is a world-class research university with 123,900 scientific papers published and 3,364,719 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Materials Science.

Publications
123,900
Citations
3,364,719

University of Southampton majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
64,380 / 1,618,631
Physics
61,437 / 1,557,613
Biology
60,452 / 2,014,308
Chemistry
57,707 / 1,723,089
Computer Science
51,759 / 1,315,291
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
51,741 / 1,278,692
Environmental Science
46,590 / 1,308,270
Medicine
46,424 / 1,604,798
Quantum and Particle physics
44,638 / 1,089,754
Materials Science
32,820 / 819,179
Organic Chemistry
27,344 / 778,743
Geology
26,746 / 799,525
Geography and Cartography
26,067 / 690,248
Mathematics
25,692 / 686,088
Psychology
24,865 / 797,363
Biochemistry
24,693 / 926,298
Genetics
24,246 / 924,500
Political Science
24,133 / 561,225
Law
22,742 / 546,246
Philosophy
22,519 / 488,517
Pathology
21,973 / 907,030
Optical Engineering
21,970 / 547,719
Sociology
21,102 / 575,350
Statistics
20,758 / 602,737
Business
19,575 / 441,631
Electrical Engineering
17,775 / 359,470
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
17,229 / 366,846
Ecology
17,223 / 562,690
History
16,753 / 361,333
Paleontology
15,551 / 477,050
Economics
15,410 / 384,949
Archaeology
13,871 / 343,517
Telecommunications
13,765 / 290,873
Psychiatry
12,758 / 490,216
Metallurgical Engineering
12,187 / 306,784
Astrophysics and Astronomy
11,118 / 310,909
Linguistics
11,077 / 253,401
Surgery
10,570 / 366,484
Mechanical Engineering
10,536 / 221,305
Art & Design
9,835 / 174,730

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 811 7305
1991 912 8231
1992 1026 8831
1993 1102 9126
1994 1246 9961
1995 1315 11303
1996 1566 12674
1997 1510 13714
1998 1694 15188
1999 1723 17340
2000 1908 20281
2001 2128 24314
2002 2124 27325
2003 2321 33165
2004 2572 39321
2005 2754 47582
2006 2946 55401
2007 3144 63772
2008 3335 71572
2009 3500 82256
2010 3957 91929
2011 4144 103922
2012 4302 118999
2013 5062 137004
2014 5087 150691
2015 5603 164088
2016 5850 175932
2017 5903 194874
2018 5748 204847
2019 5799 240151
2020 6163 287351
2021 7115 362448
2022 5644 334647
Academic rankings

Tuition

International studetns 17,560-21,580 (GBP)
Local studetns 9,250 (GBP)

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

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Southampton.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorate Archaeology, Art Management, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Fine Arts, Geography, Gerontology, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Textile Design

University of Southampton alumni

  1. Brian Eno

    Brian Eno
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    record producerphotographermusiciansongwriterpainter
    Biography

    Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno is a British musician, composer, record producer and visual artist best known for his contributions to ambient music and work in rock, pop and electronica. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped introduce unconventional concepts and approaches to contemporary music. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures. In 2019, Eno was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Roxy Music.

  2. Ricky Whittle

    Ricky Whittle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    television actormodelactor
    Biography

    Richard George Whittle is a British actor. Whittle first came to prominence as a model for Reebok in the early 2000s. He is known in the United Kingdom for his role as Calvin Valentine in the soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2009, he finished second in the BBC reality competition Strictly Come Dancing. In 2012, Whittle crossed over to American television when he booked a recurring role on VH-1's Single Ladies, followed by a recurring role on ABC's Mistresses in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Whittle appeared in The CW's post-apocalyptic drama The 100 as Lincoln. Whittle starred in the Starz television series American Gods for three seasons.

  3. John Nettles

    John Nettles
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actorhistorianactortelevision actor
    Biography

    John Vivian Drummond Nettles, OBE, is an English actor and author. He is best known for his starring roles as detectives in the crime drama television series Bergerac (1981–1991) in the title role, and Midsomer Murders (1997–2011) as Detective Inspector Tom Barnaby. He has also narrated several television series.

  4. Rima Horton

    Rima Horton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    university teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Rima Elizabeth Horton is a retired English academic and former Labour Party politician. She was a member of the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council from 1986 to 2006, and worked as a senior lecturer at Kingston University.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Southampton faculties and divisions

Faculty : Arts & Humanities Archaeology, Art Management, Chinese, English, Fashion Design, Film, French, German, Graphic Design, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Portuguese, Spanish, Textile Design, Visual Arts
Faculty : Engineering and Physical Sciences Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Marine Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Optical Technology, Physics, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Speech Therapy and Audiology
Faculty : Medicine Medicine
Faculty : Natural and Environmental Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Health Education, Health Sciences, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
Faculty : Social Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Education, Finance, Geography, Law, Management, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Statistics

General information

Founded 1952
Accreditation Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Motto Strenuis Ardua Cedunt
The Heights Yield to Endeavour

Location and contacts

Address University Road
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
City population 271,000

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