Why Aberystwyth?

Learn and Live in an Exceptional Environment

"Our students are people, not numbers and become part of our community.  We want our students to have the best student experience possible and that’s borne out in the 2016 National Student Survey where Aberystwyth University was ranked first in Wales and one of the top four universities of its kind in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Aber is a special place; our students are special people.  I do hope that you will become one of them and experience the magic for yourself.” 

John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor

  • 4th in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction, National Student Survey 2016
  • 3rd in Wales in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • A top 40 UK University according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17
  • The safest place to study in Wales and amongst the 10 safest in the UK, the Complete University Guide 2016
  • 92% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating, HESA 2015
  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard, REF 2014