The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. Founded in 1955, but with origins in the nineteenth century, the university now has a turnover of over £350 million and plays a leading role in the economy of the south-west of England.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 27,000 students and is 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2022, and in the top 150 globally in both the QS World Rankings 2022 and the THE World University Rankings 2022. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality, while in 2017, Exeter was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.