Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. Starting out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms, it’s grown into one of the UK's top modern universities with a local, national, and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.
There are around 16,900 students at Oxford Brookes University and 83% are from the UK. The university also has numerous academic departments, from arts, hospitality management and social sciences.
Oxford Brookes University has retained its position for the fourth consecutive year as the UK’s top young university in the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings. It is also among the world’s top universities in 13 individual subject areas. It was also voted one of the top 50 universities in the Guardian League Tables of 2021.
There are many famous alumni who studied at Oxford Brookes including cricketer Ed Cowan, Steve Williams MBE - twice Olympic gold medal winner in rowing, 2004 and 2008, Annabel Port - radio broadcaster and Beatrice Catanzaro - Italian artist.