University of South Wales

country rank  89
world rank  1179

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University Overview

Founded in 1841, University of South Wales is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Pontypridd (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cardiff, Newport, Dubai. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of South Wales (USW) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of South Wales (USW) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 179 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym USW
Founded 1841
Motto Success Through Endeavour

University Location

Address Llantwit Road
Pontypridd (population range: 10,000-49,999)
CF37 1DL Wales
United Kingdom
T +44 (1443) 654 450
F +44 (1443) 654 050
Other locations Cardiff, Newport, Dubai

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Llantwit Road
Pontypridd CF37 1DL
+44 (1443) 654450

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of South Wales's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Universities UK
  • University Alliance

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Consortium

Not reported

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020