Why UCLan?


Why UCLan?


UCLan established in 1828 as the Preston Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, and became the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 1992.

UCLan is a modern university with nearly 200 years of experience.

UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities (6th ) with a student and staff community approaching 38,000 from 120 nationalities.

Ranked 816 in World University Rankings -Webometrics Ranking, 2021.

Ranked 801 in World University Rankings -Times Higher Education, 2021.

Ranked 28th on the National Engineering List -The Guardian University Guide, 2021.

Top in the National Student Welfare League Table in 2020.

Awarded the Silver Quality Award -Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), 2019.


Awarded the highest rating among teaching, facilities and employability -QS Stars Rating System, 2019.Named as the internationalisation category winner of The Guardian University Awards 2018.