Harper Adams University
Harper Adams University, named after Thomas Harper Adams – a wealthy Shropshire farmer, who upon his death bequeathed his estate ‘for the purpose of teaching practical and theoretical agriculture’ – opened in April 1901. The College opened with six students and its own farm on its doorstep. In its early years the College offered practical certificate courses and only admitted men. In 1916, for the first time women enrolled at Harper Adams on full-time courses. Over the years the University underwent several expansions and in December 2012 Harper Adams was award the title of University.
The University today includes a commercial farm of approximately 500 hectares with both arable and livestock enterprises; the farm not only demonstrates sound commercial practice but also provides an excellent resource for teaching. There are also science laboratories, a state-of-the art library, a postgraduate and research centre, the Regional Food Academy and work has begun on a new anaerobic digestion system.
- Minimum GPA 3.00