Are you worried that maybe 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 The Complete University Guide!
30. Royal Agricultural University
For anyone looking to focus on agriculture, this specialist university in Cirencester is focused purely on the agricultural arts and was the first of its kind in the country. It’s the hardest on this list to get into, but still one of the easiest universities in the country to get into.
29. University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth is perfect for anyone who wants all the benefits of the south, but isn’t too fussed about the beach. With all sorts of costs, and a student satisfaction of 76%, they sacrifice high grades but not the happiness of their students, clearly. (Plus, Portsmouth is a naval city, so anyone who likes people in uniform… hello!)
28. 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.
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 Bolton
The first on the list that isn’t down south, Bolton is a large town in Manchester, and their 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.
25. University of Brighton
London by the sea, the gay capital of the UK, Brighton is perfect for anyone quirky, creative and interested in all things independent. Just 50 minutes away from London, you’re never far from everything interesting. Plus, the university’s campuses are split between the city and a gorgeous hillside retreat.
24. 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.
23. Solent University
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.
22. 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 80% student satisfaction.
21. Anglia Ruskin University
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…
20. 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, its one of the easiest universities to get into in the UK!
19. 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 aren’t huge on big city life, but like the opportunity to venture out there for the day.
18. 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 79% student satisfaction rating.
17. De Montfort University
DMU has great ratings, a gorgeous modern campus, and is based in the multicultural, exciting city of Leicester. With degrees sponsored by people like Channel 4, DMU has plenty going for it.
16. University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is in the midlands and has a pretty good nightlife. The drinks are cheap (perks or the midlands!), the transport links are good, and you’re right near Birmingham for things like big gigs.
15. Bath Spa University
Bath is a gorgeous city, and if you’re a Bridgerton fan, you’ll be able to see all the sights from the show. With massive amounts of history, direct links to Bristol, and plenty or artsy independent shops and charity shops, Bath is great for the unique, artsy people amongst us.
14. Bishop Grosseteste University
If you’re not looking for a huge city life, Bishop Grosseteste is based in the quant 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.
13. 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.
12. 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.
11. 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 little to make the initial move.
10. 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.
9. 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 cheapish rents and 3 universities worth of students!
8. 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!
7. 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!
6. 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 the student satisfaction is at 80%.
5. Newman University
Based in Birmingham, students at Newman have a satisfaction rate of 84%, 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.
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 83% satisfied, and with the gorgeous Welsh countryside (and people) all around – we can see why.
3. 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. 3 floors of different music, different crowds, and themed nights.
2. 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!
1. London Metropolitan University
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.