At university you'll make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. You might be thinking, will I fit in? At the University of South Wales, you'll find countless opportunities and award winning support to help you along the way. As the largest university in Wales, we have thousands of students who come here to study every year, so you'll meet plenty of people and have a fantastic social life. Find out how to get started at USW here.
USW is ranked eighth in the WhatUni list of top universities across the UK, and it was voted for entirely by our current students! We also ranked 4th for course and lecturers, 6th for student support and 7th for accommodation. We’re one of the largest universities in the UK and 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.*
We have over 30,000 students, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. Treforest and Glyntaff make up the Pontypridd Campus, which is our largest campus, ten miles from Cardiff. The majority of our creative courses are located in Cardiff, with Newport City Campus hosting our brand new National Cyber Security Academy as well as many other courses.
*HESA Performance Indicator for Employment of Leavers 2014/15.