Are you worried that your grades won’t be high enough for your university of choice? Or maybe you just want a couple of universities that you’re guaranteed to get into? Either way, we’ve got your back. Here are the 30 easiest unis to get into in the UK, according to entry standards ranked by The Complete University Guide.

30. Staffordshire University

The main campus lies in Stoke-on-Trent, which is also home to one of the UK’s best attraction parks – Alton Towers. Just in case you need to reeeally unwind one day! It also has its fair share of alumni, including most of the Editors band, Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies and Avdullah Hoti, PM of Kosovo.

29. Solent University

solent university is one of the easiest unis to get into
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Southampton is known for lots of things, including a bar so sticky it’s recommended that you buy shoes specifically for it (yes, we’re talking about Jesters), and a huge IKEA. But did you know you can enjoy all of that with lower grades? Well, now you do.

28. University of Westminster

The polytechnic university is situated right in the heart of London, making it convenient to get to if you live in the capital. This also makes it a great university for international students who also want to study beneath iconic landmarks like Big Ben and the London Eye.

27. Bournemouth University

Once again, fancy learning in the south? Bournemouth has the sand, the sea and the hustle-bustle of a city. The university is ranked quite high in satisfaction too, at 80%. You won’t have to sacrifice anything for the seaside.

26. University of Winchester

University of Winchester is an easy uni to get into
Source: University of Winchester

The former capital of England, Winchester is in the south, near the South Downs National Park. It’s known for its incredible Cathedral, but there are other perks, like lovely pubs, gorgeous scenery, and 72% student satisfaction.

25. University of Bolton

The first on the list that isn’t down south, Bolton is a large town in Greater Manchester, and the university ranks in the UK’s top 5 for teaching. If you want the benefits of the north (by which we mean cheap pints, of course), then maybe Bolton’s for you.

24. University of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire University is based in Hatfield, a town near Welwyn Garden City. Whilst the town is small, there’s plenty around it, like Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, London, and even Hertford. But you’d have to be fairly happy with living somewhere smaller to make the initial move.

23. Leeds Beckett University

Leeds is a huge city with brilliant nightlife (and cheap drinks). There’s the huge Trinity shopping centre, and great transport links everywhere – not even to mention the cheap(ish) rents and 3 universities’ worth of students.

22. St Mary’s University

Near Strawberry Hill in South West London, St Mary’s is perfect for those students who want the excitement of being a London student, but want the quietness of the suburbs. Plus, you get to benefit from the slightly cheaper rents on the outskirts of the capital.

21. University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton
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Wolverhampton is in the Midlands and has pretty good nightlife. The drinks are cheap (perks of the Midlands), the transport links are good, and you’re right near Birmingham for things like big gigs.

20. Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire is, well, kind of in the middle of nowhere. Between Reading, Slough and the Midlands, BNU is right near High Wycombe. If you’re looking to have a relatively calm student experience, then maybe try and relax in the countryside at Buckinghamshire New University.

19. York St John University

With a great student community, waterfalls, great scenery, and lovely independent shops, York St John University has the perfect backdrop for your ideal student life. Plus, it’s one of the easiest universities to get into in the UK.

18. University of Northampton

With 80% student satisfaction, and based in a city only 60 miles from London, the University of Northampton is a perfect choice for anyone who isn’t huge on big city life, but like the opportunity to venture out there for the day.

17. University of Essex

If you google the University of Essex, it claims to be the place for ‘stereotype-breakers, risk-takers, opinion-makers and world-shakers’. So, basically, if you’re looking for somewhere boring, the Uni of Essex is not for you. Its claim to fame is having the biggest campus in the oldest UK town (Colchester).

16. University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham
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This uni claims to be the home of the two-year degree, where you can get ahead of other undergraduates in the UK by finishing a year earlier! The University of Buckingham is the oldest private university in England, with one of the smallest pools of students.

15. Ravensbourne University London

Fancy living in the city? Not fancying the up-market-ness of UCL? Ravensbourne is one of the easiest unis to get into in the UK. But remember, you’ll still have to deal with the costs of living in London.

14. Leeds Trinity University

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. There’s so much to do in Leeds. It’s a big city with great nightlife and lots of very interesting people. And with 2 of its universities on the list of the easiest unis to get into in the UK, there’s no reason not to go.

13. University of Suffolk

Based across Suffolk and Norfolk, the University of Suffolk was founded as a collaboration of UEA and the University of Essex. There are buildings in Ipswich, as well as access to buildings in Great Yarmouth. So if you fancy being amongst 650 listed buildings, the gorgeous Orwell river and beautiful countryside, then maybe Suffolk is for you.

12. Middlesex University

Middlesex university

In Northwest London, Middlesex University is good for anyone looking to move to the city, but who isn’t ready to take that huge leap yet. From the campus, you can get into London, but also out to the surrounding areas. Plus, Hendon has plenty to do, from Brent Cross shopping centre to delightful Turkish restaurants.

11. Newman University

Based in Birmingham, students at Newman have a satisfaction rate of 79%, and we can see why. The city has plenty to do, with live music, great food, great drinks and lots of new people to meet.

10. Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University- easiest unis to get into in the UK

Anglia Ruskin is based in Cambridge and has a gorgeous, modern campus. The city itself has so much going on, from the huge markets to the vibrant student culture – plus, you get to pick from fancy Cambridge students on Tinder…

9. De Montfort University

DMU has great ratings, a gorgeous modern campus, and is based in the multicultural, exciting city of Leicester. With degrees that have been sponsored by people like Channel 4, DMU has plenty going for it.

8. Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury may sound like it’s all altar boys and Catholics, but the market city actually has a lot more going on. Like, for example, Club Chemistry, with three floors of different music, different crowds, and themed nights.

7. University of Bedfordshire

Right next to Whipsnade (which has a great zoo), the University of Bedfordshire is based in Luton. Once again, there’s not a whole lot to do, but you’re within easy travelling distance from Dunstable, Stevenage and even London, at a push.

6. University of East London

Just down the river from the centre of London, the University of East London gives you the best of both worlds, London but also the suburbs, along with not needing high grades to get in.

5. London South Bank University

London South Bank is one of the areas in the capital with the most interesting bars, shops, and people. The university is great for social life and has a 75% student satisfaction rating.

4. Glyndwr University

Fancy going Welsh for a few years? Glyndwr is over in Wales with campuses in Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph. The students are 82% satisfied, and with the gorgeous Welsh countryside (and people) all around – we can see why.

3. University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Yet another London university, Roehampton is over by Putney. You’re just south of the River Thames, and within minutes of everything exciting happening in the capital – no wonder student satisfaction is at 77%.

2. Bishop Grosseteste University

If you’re not looking for huge city life, Bishop Grosseteste is based in the quaint little city of Lincoln. Everything there is pretty, from the cathedral to the university campus. But just make sure you live on the right side of Steep Hill – or you’ll regret it.

1. London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University low entry requirements

Near Islington, London Met is right in the centre of everything. There is nothing that isn’t on your doorstep, and you get to apply without the worry of needing really high grades. Score.

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