List of universities in Wales

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This is a list of universities and independent university colleges in Wales.

English Name Welsh Name Established Unitary Authority Students Attending
University of South Wales Prifysgol De Cymru 2013 (formed by merger of University of Wales, Newport and Glamorgan University) Cardiff, Newport and Rhondda Cynon Taff 33,584[1]
Cardiff University Prifysgol Caerdydd 1883 (as the University College of South Wales & Monmouthshire) Cardiff 30,010
Swansea University Prifysgol Abertawe 1920 (as University College, Swansea) Swansea 18,935
Bangor University Prifysgol Bangor 1884 (as University College of North Wales) Gwynedd 17,745
Aberystwyth University Prifysgol Aberystwyth 1872 (as University College Wales) Ceredigion 13,735
Cardiff Metropolitan University Prifysgol Fetropolitan Caerdydd 1976 (as South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education) Cardiff 11,170
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David Prifysgol Cymru, Y Drindod Dewi Sant 2010 (St David campus in 1822 as St David's College, Lampeter, Trinity campus in 1848 as the South Wales and Monmouthshire Training College, and Swansea campus in 1992 as Swansea Institute of Higher Education) Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, London and Swansea 14,535
Glyndŵr University Prifysgol Glyndŵr 2008 (1887 as Wrexham School of Science and Art) Wrexham 7,730
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru 1949 (as Cardiff College of Music) Cardiff 660

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University of Wales, Trinity St. David attendance data comprises combined students of UoW, Lampeter, Trinity University College, and Swansea Metropolitan.

University of South Wales attendance data compromises combined students of Glamorgan and UoW Newport.