Anglia Ruskin University Acceptance Rate

Anglia Ruskin University Acceptance Rate

  • 1858 John Ruskin opened a School of Art in Cambridge, laying the foundation for the institution which became a university in 1992 and took the name Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in 2005.
  • In 2014 ARU named the UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
  • Today, Anglia Ruskin University is a modern, global university.
  • 39,400 students from 177 countries gain qualifications with us in four continents. Each year, we also help some 2,000 businesses to grow quicker and partner with organisations to deliver a spectrum of educational and commercial projects.

Location and Transport

  • The university is based on three main campuses – one in the centre of Cambridge, one in Chelmsford, and another in Peterborough.
  • Chelmsford offers quick access to London – approximately 30 minutes by train, and with good road connections to the whole of the UK.
  • Cambridge is around an hour from London by train, and can be reached via the M11.
  • Peterborough is also under an hour from London by train.
  • University Centre Peterborough, University Centre Harlow and the College of West Anglia are regional college partners that also offer courses validated by ARU.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted to the university based on an assessment that they have the capacity to complete the pathway on which they are to be registered; can achieve the prescribed standard for the award; can satisfy the specific entry requirements for the pathway; places are available on the pathway.
  • Applicants who are unsuccessful when applying for a place on an honours degree may be offered a place on a foundation degree, or an extended degree with a foundation year, if one is available in a similar subject.
  • We consider applications holistically, taking into account a number of factors including personal statement, reference, achievement at GCSE and predicted grades.
  • AS Level examinations provide a useful indication of applicants’ progress at level 3 study which supports decision making. However a lack of AS grades does not disadvantage applicants as we consider all aspects of the application including reference and level 2 (GCSE) achievement.
  • We prefer A level applicants to have achieved a minimum of 3 A levels, unless they are combining A level study with another type of level 3 qualification such as BTEC.
  • For further information please refer to course entry requirements on our website.

Student Mix

The 19,830 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 83%
  • Postgraduate 17%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%


  • UK 86%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%

Course Flexibility

  • All students at our Lord Ashcroft International Business School studying a full-time undergraduate degree, have the chance to undertake a placement year in business.
  • Many ARU undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available part-time; distance-learning options are being increased and a selection of full-, part-time and distance learning courses offer Janauary start dates.
  • Extended courses with a foundation year are offered in some science subjects.
  • The course structure is modular, allowing students a choice of modules around a compulsory core.

Teaching Standards

  • Our graduate prospects are among the best in the country – with 9 out of 10 starting their career or further study within the first six months (graduates working or in further study – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions, 2012–13).
  • Our courses are rated among the most intellectually stimulating in the country, our lecturers among the most enthusiastic and interesting, and our students among the most confident (National Student Survey 2014).
  • Many of our courses are recognised by industry. A large number are professionally accredited.