Student numbers

The University of Surrey is home to thousands of students from all over the world.

Current student numbers

In the 2020-21 academic year, we have over 16,000 students at Surrey – as well as 620 studying for the first stage of courses at our campus in China.

  • Undergraduate students: 12,579
  • Postgraduate (taught) students: 2,710
  • Postgraduate (research) students: 1,153

Graduate students

  • 120,000 graduates in 175 countries

An international student body

33 per cent of students at Surrey are from outside the UK, helping to demonstrate both the diversity of our student body and the international reputation the University enjoys.

Key student facts

View Surrey's student data:

Please note that the numbers on this page cover all students as at 30 November 2018, excluding those who were absent, taking assessments or writing up on this date. Franchised students are excluded.

Undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) numbers include incoming exchange, visiting and other 'occasional' students taking modules for credit only.

Office for Students transparency return 2021

The information published on these pages shows:

The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socioeconomic background.

Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2019-20 qualifiers

CharacteristicCharacteristic splitPercentage
EthnicityBAME80%
EthnicityWhite90%
EIMD 2019 quintile1 and 281%
EIMD 2019 quintile3 to 585%
GenderFemale86.1%
GenderMale81.5%
GenderOtherN

Detailed information on attainment for 2019-20 qualifiers

Mode of studyCharacteristicCharacteristic splitHeadcount of classified First Degrees awarded

Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class

Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class

Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / passHeadcount of unclassified First Degrees awardedHeadcount of other undergraduate awards
Full-timeEthnicityAsian35025%50%20%0%N/AN
  Black 13020%60%20%DPN/AN
  Mixed10035%55%10%DPN/AN
  Other5030%60%10%DPN/AN
  White154040%50%10%0%N/A30
  Unknown17010%35%35%20%N/A160
 EIMD 2019 quintile117024%55%16%5%N/AN
  240029%53%16%2%N/A40
  345033%49%14%4%N/A40
  453038%48%13%2%N/A5
  575039%48%12%1%N/A40
  N/A6045%45%10%DPN/AN
  UnknownNNNNNN/AN
 GenderFemale122036.3%50.6%11.4%1.7%N/A90
  Male106034.0%47.7%15.7%2.6%N/A110
  OtherNNNNNN/AN
Part-timeEthnicityAsianNNNNNN/AN
  Black NNNNNN/AN
  MixedNNNNNN/AN
  OtherNNNNNN/AN
  WhiteNNNNNN/A70
  UnknownNNNNNN/AN
 EIMD 2019 quintile1NNNNNN/AN
  2NNNNNN/AN
  3NNNNNN/AN
  4NNNNNN/A30
  5NNNNNN/A50
  N/ANNNNNN/AN
  UnknownNNNNNN/AN
 GenderFemale3025%25%20%30%N/A70
  MaleNNNNNN/A40
  OtherNNNNNN/AN
ApprenticeshipsEthnicityAsianN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  Black N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  MixedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  OtherN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  WhiteN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  UnknownN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
 EIMD 2019 quintile1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  UnknownN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
 GenderFemaleN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  MaleN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  OtherN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Key

N/ANot applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level
N24 or fewer students in this population
DPData suppressed for data protection reasons