Facts and figures

We have a large and diverse student population. Find out more about the student population.

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Student Profile of the University in Session 2012 - 2013

 There were over 16,000 students at the University

 Of the total:

  • 63% were Full time and 37% Part time
  • Of the part time students, 82% were distance learning students
  • 63% were Undergraduate students
  • 35% were Postgraduate with the remainder in Postgraduate Research

 Of the Undergraduates:

  • 32% attended Aberdeen Business School
  • 28% enrolled in Design and Technology courses
  • 40% were enrolled in Health and Social Care courses

 Of the total student population:

  • 69% studied on campus
  • 31% studied off campus


Find out more from

RGU at a Glance - Graduate Employment and Student Profile (pdf 1.2MB)

  1. Timeline

    The University can be traced back to the birth of Aberdeen merchant and benefactor Robert Gordon in 1668.

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Our performance speaks for itself

  1. "With a prospectus cover that proclaims "your career starts here", Robert Gordon University does what it says on the tin. [...] For many years now it has turned out job-ready graduates who are snapped up by employers." The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 


  2. "Links with leading local, national and international employers are manifest and strong."  The Sunday Times University Guide 2013


  3. "A degree from Robert Gordon is as near to a guarantee of a job as you can get. Few graduates were unemployed six months after leaving last year - just 3.8% - the lowest rate of any state-funded university in the country. It's the same every year at Robert Gordon, which has the best graduate jobs record of any university." The Sunday Times University Guide 2012

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