University of Kent
The University of Kent (formerly the University of Kent at Canterbury, abbreviated as UKC or Cantuar. for post-nominals) is a public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a plate glass university. It is a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development, Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK.The university has a rural campus north of Canterbury situated within 300 acres (1.2 km2) of park land, which houses over 6,000 students, as well as additional sites in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens and Paris.In 2014 the university was ranked 80 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Top 100 Universities Under 50 Years. It is among a group of institutions to consistently score 90% or above for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. In 2013, nearly 28,000 students applied to the university through UCAS and 5,190 accepted offers of places. The average UCAS points achieved by entrants in 2014/15 was 363.