Student Experience Survey 2017: the best UK universities for accommodation

The top universities in the UK for student accommodation, according to current students, have been revealed
March 23 2017

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View the overall results of the 2017 Student Experience Survey

Choosing the right university and the right course are at the top of many students’ lists when they are contemplating where to study. But what if you arrive at your chosen college and end up in a pokey room with no space to actually get any studying done?

As part of the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, we asked more than 15,000 students the extent to which they agreed that their university offered “good accommodation”. Harper Adams University came out on top, closely followed by Lancaster and Loughborough.

The full results for this accommodation category are below. 

Rank University name Accommodation composite
1 Harper Adams University 85.3
2 Lancaster University 84.6
3 Loughborough University 84.3
4 University of Sheffield 83.4
5 Edge Hill University 82.6
6 University of Reading 81.5
7 University of Cambridge 81.0
8 St George’s, University of London 80.9
9 University of Oxford 80.6
10 University of Surrey 80.5
11 University of Leeds 80.2
12 University of Exeter 80.0
13 Falmouth University 79.7
14 Bangor University 79.3
15 University of Warwick 79.0
16 Royal Veterinary College 78.6
17 University of Birmingham 78.0
18 Brunel University London 77.8
19 University of East Anglia (UEA) 77.6
20 University of York 77.5
21 University of Nottingham 77.5
22 University of Southampton 77.2
23 Aston University 76.8
24 Newcastle University 76.7
25 University of Dundee 76.2
26 Heriot-Watt University 76.2
27 Bournemouth University 75.9
28 University of Lincoln 75.9
29 Northumbria University 75.7
30 Sheffield Hallam University 75.4
31 Royal Holloway, University of London 75.2
32 University of Winchester 75.2
33 Durham University 74.8
34 University of Bath 74.5
35 Aberystwyth University 74.4
36 Nottingham Trent University 74.1
37 Queen’s University Belfast 74.1
38 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh 73.8
39 University of Hull 73.6
40 University of Chester 73.5
41 Liverpool Hope University 73.4
42 Coventry University 73.3
43 University of Kent 73.2
44 Imperial College London 73.1
45 Cardiff University 73.1
46 University of Sussex 72.8
47 University of Leicester 72.4
48 University of Bristol 72.2
49 Leeds Beckett University 72.1
50 University of Hertfordshire 72.0
51 University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) 71.9
52 University of Derby 71.4
53 Swansea University 71.4
54 University of Bradford 71.3
55 University of Liverpool 71.2
56 Bath Spa University 71.2
57 Canterbury Christ Church University 71.1
58 Cardiff Metropolitan University 71.0
59 University of Worcester 70.7
60 University of Edinburgh 70.6
61 University of Central Lancashire 70.2
62 Ulster University 70.1
63 University Campus Suffolk 69.8
64 Liverpool John Moores University 69.7
65 University of Essex 69.5
66 Plymouth University 69.3
67 Keele University 69.1
68 De Montfort University 68.8
69 University of Portsmouth 68.8
70 Oxford Brookes University 68.8
71 University of Huddersfield 68.4
72 York St John University 68.4
73 University of South Wales 68.4
74 University of Roehampton 68.1
75 Edinburgh Napier University 67.8
76 Arts University Bournemouth 67.0
77 Abertay University 66.9
78 University of Cumbria 66.7
79 University of Gloucestershire 66.4
80 University of Manchester 66.3
81 University of Strathclyde 66.3
82 Queen Mary University of London 66.1
83 University of Salford 66.1
84 King’s College London 65.9
85 Robert Gordon University 65.3
86 University of St Andrews 64.8
87 Bucks New University 64.5
88 Manchester Metropolitan University 64.3
89 Anglia Ruskin University 64.2
90 University of Glasgow 64.1
91 University of Bedfordshire 63.8
92 University of West London 63.7
93 Southampton Solent University 63.3
94 University of East London 63.3
95 University of Sunderland 63.2
96 University of Greenwich 63.0
97 Birmingham City University 62.5
97 London School of Economics and Political Science 62.5
99 Teesside University 62.5
100 University of Stirling 61.5
101 University of Wolverhampton 61.0
102 University of Aberdeen 60.9
103 Kingston University 60.7
104 University of the West of Scotland 59.8
105 University of Westminster 59.6
106 Goldsmiths, University of London 59.5
107 Norwich University of the Arts 59.2
108 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 59.1
109 Middlesex University 58.7
110 University of Brighton 58.3
111 Glasgow Caledonian University 58.3
112 Staffordshire University 57.8
112 University of Northampton 57.8
114 University for the Creative Arts 57.5
115 London South Bank University 57.4
116 University of the Arts London 57.0
117 City, University of London 54.7
118 Newman  University 53.9
119 University College London (UCL) 53.1
120 Soas, University of London 51.8
121 The Open University 50.6
122 London Metropolitan University 48.9

Read the overall results of the 2017 Student Experience Survey

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