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In terms of average UCAS points of entrants, Newcastle ranked joint 19th in Britain in 2014.[103] In 2015, the university gave offers of admission to 92.1% of its applicants, the highest amongst the Russell Group.[104]

25.1% of Newcastle's undergraduates are privately educated, the thirteenth highest proportion amongst mainstream British universities.[105] In the 2016–17 academic year, the university had a domicile breakdown of 74:5:21 of UK:EU:non-EU students respectively with a female to male ratio of 51:49.[106]

Research

St James' Park for the 2012 London Olympics.[95] In 2013 the university entered into a two-year agreement with sports wear producer Adidas that includes scholarships and sportswear for two of the university's most talented athletes, and some funding for the Athletics' Union.[96]

In 2016, Newcastle University became one of 16 universities in the world, and only two in the UK, to achieve Five Plus Stars from Quacquarelli Symonds.[97] The university was awarded the perfect score of five Stars in all of the standardised assessment fields of Research, Internationalization, Facilities, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Specialist criteria and Student Employability (Newcastle University also made it to the Top 100 of QS Worldwide Employability Rankings in 2016).[98]

In terms of average UCAS points of entrants, Newcastle ranked joint 19th in Britain in 2014.[103] In 2015, the university gave offers of admission to 92.1% of its applicants, the highest amongst the Russell Group.[104]

25.1% of Newcastle's undergraduates are privately educated, the thirteenth highest proportion amongst mainstream British universities.[105] In the 2016–17 academic year, the university had a domicile breakdown of 74:5:21 of UK:EU:non-EU students respectively with a female to male ratio of 51:49.[106]

Research

The Herschel Building, home to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, and several of the University's largest lecture theatres

Newcastle is a member of the prestigious 25.1% of Newcastle's undergraduates are privately educated, the thirteenth highest proportion amongst mainstream British universities.[105] In the 2016–17 academic year, the university had a domicile breakdown of 74:5:21 of UK:EU:non-EU students respectively with a female to male ratio of 51:49.[106]

Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities. It was ranked joint 23rd in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality (GPA) of its research[107] and 16th for its Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.[108]

It is ranked 17th in the UK for research power, according to the influential publication, Research Fortnight, and is in the UK's top twelve for research power in science and engineering. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 placed Newcastle University; 1st in the UK for Computing Science research impact, 3rd in the UK for Civil Engineering research power and 11th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences research, 3rd in the UK for English, and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality, 4th amongst UK medical schools for Clinical Medicine research intensity.[109]

Student life

Students' Union

[117] Newcastle is also considered one of the world's friendliest cities.[118] In another 2008 survey, by MSN Travel, Newcastle was named as the number one university.[119]

St Mary's College in Fenham, one of the halls of residence, was formerly St Mary's College of Education, a teacher training college.

In 2019 private accommodation The Shield and Pitt Street Studios ranked 1st and 2nd in the Best in the UK for accommodation on a University review platform StudentCrowd.[120]

Newcastle is one of the leading universities for sport in the UK and is consistently ranked within the top 12 out of 152 higher education institutions in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings. More than 50 student-led sports clubs are supported through a team of professional staff and a network of indoor and outdoor sports facilities based over four sites.[121] The University have a strong rugby history and were the winners of the Northumberland Senior Cup in 1965.

The university enjoys a friendly sporting rivalry with local universities. The Stan Calvert Cup[122] is contested by major sports teams from Newcastle and Northumbria University. The Northumbrian Water University Boat Race has also taken place between the rowing clubs of Newcastle and Durham University.[123]

Newcastle University F.C. currently compete in men's senior football in the Northern League Division Two.[124]

Alumni

Newcastle University has signed over 100 agreements with foreign universities allowing for student exchange to take place reciprocally.Newcastle University has signed over 100 agreements with foreign universities allowing for student exchange to take place reciprocally.[126]

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