Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence and exceeds expectations, both for academic standards and student experience. We have over 11,000 students and over 650 teaching staff based in 23 Academic Schools grouped into five Colleges. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research (excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities). Our research has a major impact around the world according to the latest assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor's research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities. Over half of Bangor’s academic Schools have been ranked in the UK top 20 for quality of research. The latest National Student Survey results reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience. The results – released August 2014 – placed Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (7th in the UK when excluding specialist institutions). The University is also top in Wales for overall student satisfaction as well as quality of teaching.