Why Study at Bangor?

There are many reasons to study at Bangor. Ranging from academic excellence, student satisfaction to a friendly atmosphere set in a stunning location, Bangor has something for everyone.

The University’s rankings in the following categories show that Bangor is one of the country’s leading institutions.

  • Rated Gold for Teaching quality in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, (June 2017)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction* (National Student Survey, July 2018) (UK non-specialist Universities)
  • 13 degree courses and 9 subject areas are 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction* (National Student Survey, August 2017) (Excluding specialist institutions)
  • Best Clubs and Societies in the UK (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • Best in the UK for Accommodation (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 1st in Wales for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 3rd in the UK for University of the Year (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 2nd in the UK for Courses and Lecturers (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 4th in the UK for Student Support (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • North Wales named the 4th best region in the world to visit in 2017 (Lonely Planet travel guide)
  • 5th in the UK for Giving Back (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 6th in the UK for Job Prospects (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 6th in the UK for International (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction* (National Student Survey, August 2017) (Excluding specialist institutions)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Academic Experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Academic Support (National Student Survey, August 2017)  
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Voice (National Student Survey, August 2017)  
  • 12th in the UK for Student Experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Students’ Union (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Postgraduate (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2018)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • Top 20 UK University for excellence in both teaching and research (Times Higher Education, June 22, 2017)
  • Top 40 in the UK for Research Quality** (**Excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities); (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • Top 50 UK University (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
  • Boasts the best university setting in the UK” (The Independent’s A-Z of Universities and Colleges)
  • Named as University of the Year by Business Insider in “recognition of its industry collaborations” (November 2016)