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The easiest university in the country to get into

17th May 2016

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Who needs months of stress over applications to the Russell Group, really?

Some of us just want a university that we can get into without a whole load of fuss. And you know what? That’s just fine.

If you’re in this camp, we thought we’d help you out – by identifying the easiest university to get into in the whole of the UK.

(That’s based on the don of all university ranking tables, the Complete University Guide, which speaks all the truth.)

So, the university that is the easiest to get into in the land is (durn durn DURN)... the University of Bedfordshire.

The Home Counties uni has campuses in the lovely (soz, lying) cities of Milton Keynes, Bedford, Aylesbury and Luton and has average entry standards of 234, which on the current UCAS entry tariff equates to just less than three Cs at A-level. Breezy!

The University of Bedfordshire’s students are pretty darn happy, though – maybe because they’re not so bloody stressed out by the whole process. They gave the uni a satisfaction rating of 4.08 out of 5, which is admirable (and also higher than the extremely smug and demanding London School of Economics, University College London and Edinburgh.)

Other universities with low entry requirements and extremely happy students include Glyndwr (236 points), Staffordshire (242), London Metropolitan (247) and Anglia Ruskin (254).

The number awarded by the Complete University Guide reflects the average UCAS tariff of students entering the university last year.

At the lofty end of the table, current Cambridge students needed to somehow acquire 600 UCAS points to get their place - which after we’ve done a bit of maths is frankly baffling to us. This is why: when an A-level grade at A* equals 140 UCAS points, needing 600 to get into Cambridge means getting MORE than four A*s at A-level. 600 UCAS points is more UCAS points than four A*s offers.

Mind-bending. We’ll leave you to ponder that one.

You can see the full list of average entry standards on the Complete University Guide here.

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