Our community at the University of Reading
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Why choose Reading?
We are recognised as one of the top 200 universities in the world and as one of the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities.
Many of our departments are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Agriculture and Food, Teacher Training, Earth and Marine Sciences and Art and Design.
Nearly 90% of our research has been rated as being of international standing (RAE 2008).
Henley Business School is one of the only business schools worldwide to hold triple-accredited status and was recently named a Business Superbrand.
89% of our students reported being satisfied with their experience at Reading, with 92% of international students saying they were satisfied/very satisfied with the support they received.
The main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, with green open spaces, a lake and plenty of trees and wildlife.
We have recently invested over �100 million in the redevelopment of campus facilities, including halls of residence and the Sports Park.
International students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, are guaranteed a place in University accommodation if they apply for a room with a firm offer from the University before 1 August.
The town of Reading is home to a large shopping and recreational centre, as well as being located close to London, Oxford and Birmingham, all of which make great day trips.
We have a long history of welcoming international students and currently host a thriving international community of around 3,500 international students from 130 countries.