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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1858
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • East Road, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +441245493131
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It is an innovative global university with over 39,000 students from 185 countries.

The University’s academic excellence has been recognized by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating "world-leading" research. Particularly, it is recognized for its Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy; Architecture, Built Environment and Planning; Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Business and Management Studies; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management; English Language and Literature; Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology; History; Law; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts; Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and Social Work and Social Policy.

Academic Highlights

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering

Life in Anglia Ruskin University

The Cambridge campus has recently been redeveloped, which began with the refurbishment of Helmore, the main building on East Road, completed in 2006. In 2009, one of the University's largest buildings, Rackham, in the centre of the campus, was demolished to make way for the new Lord Ashcroft International Business School. The Mumford Theatre, which presents a range of professional touring, local community and student theatre for both the public and members of the University, is housed at the centre of the campus. From 2015, a new building at Young Street hosted the health courses, like nursing, midwifery, paramedic, ODP etc

School Ranking

Anglia Ruskin is ranked within the top 350 universities in the world and ranked 41st in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. It was awarded Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards.


call +44 (0)1245 493131 (general enquiries) if you're thinking about applying to ARU or have questions about your application, contact our Admissions Customer Service Team on 01245 686868 (open Monday–Thursday 8.30am–5pm, Friday 8.30am–4.30pm)

Notable Alumni

  • Michael Ashcrost, Baron AShcroft
  • Eddie Ballard
  • Syd Barrett and David Gilmour
  • Chris Beckett
  • Manish Bhasin
  • Henry Brock

Acceptance Rate

Anglia Ruskin University 83.7%

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