Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU), formerly the Royal Agricultural College, is a university in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. Established in 1845,[4] it was the first agricultural college in the English-speaking world.[5] The university provides more than 30 land-based undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students from over 45 countries through the School of Agriculture, the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the School of Equine and the School of Real Estate and Land Management.

Royal Agricultural University
MottoLatin: Arvorum Cultus Pecorumque;
(from Virgil's Georgics)
"Caring for the Fields
and the Beasts"
TypePublic
Established2013 - University status
1845; 176 years ago (1845) – College
PresidentCharles, Prince of Wales
Vice-ChancellorJoanna Price
Students1,125 (2019/20)[1]
Undergraduates1,015 (2019/20)[1]
Postgraduates110 (2019/20)[1]
Location,
CampusRural
Chair of Governing CouncilJohn Pain
Colours
Websitewww.rau.ac.uk
Rankings
National rankings
Complete (2022)[2]123
Global rankings
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[3]Silver