Student Experience Survey 2018: best UK universities for accommodation

The best universities in the UK for accommodation – as decided by current students – have been revealed

March 22 2018
Student Experience Survey 2018: best universities for accommodation

View the overall results of the 2018 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 20,000 students the extent to which they agreed that their university offered “good accommodation”. Lancaster University, Loughborough University and Harper Adams University took the top three positions for having the best accommodation. 


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The best UK universities for accommodation 2018

Rank University name Good accommodation score
1 Lancaster University 86.1
2 Loughborough University 83.6
3 Harper Adams University 83.1
4 Edge Hill University 82.9
5 University of Sheffield 82.8
6 Bangor University 82.2
7 University of Exeter 81.2
=8 University of Leeds 80.0
=8 University of Cambridge 80.0
10 Aberystwyth University 79.3
11 University of Southampton 78.9
12 University of Bath 78.5
13 University of Reading 78.4
14 University of Oxford 78.0
15 University of Winchester 77.9
16 University of Lincoln 77.7
17 University of Birmingham 77.4
18 University of Surrey 77.3
19 St George's, University of London 77.2
20 University of Warwick 77.0
=21 Royal Veterinary College 76.7
=21 Aston University 76.7
23 Newcastle University 76.5
24 University of Nottingham 76.4
25 Royal Holloway, University of London 76.3
26 Sheffield Hallam University 76.0
27 Bournemouth University 75.7
=28 University of York 75.3
=28 Durham University 75.3
=28 University of Hertfordshire 75.3
31 Falmouth University 75.1
32 University of East Anglia (UEA) 75.0
33 University of Dundee 74.8
34 Nottingham Trent University 74.7
35 Imperial College London 74.6
36 University of Kent 74.5
37 Swansea University 74.0
38 University of Liverpool 73.9
39 University of Chichester 73.4
40 York St John University 73.3
41 De Montfort University 73.0
42 University of Edinburgh 72.7
43 University of Sussex 72.6
44 Heriot-Watt University 72.0
45 University of South Wales 71.7
46 Oxford Brookes University 71.6
47 University of Worcester 71.4
=48 University of Bristol 71.3
=48 University of Bradford 71.3
=50 Northumbria University 71.0
=50 Plymouth University 71.0
52 Cardiff University 70.9
=53 University of Hull 70.7
=53 Canterbury Christ Church University 70.7
=53 University of Salford 70.7
=53 Liverpool John Moores University 70.7
=57 University of Chester 70.6
=57 University of Leicester 70.6
59 University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) 70.4
60 Queen's University Belfast 70.3
61 University of Essex 70.2
62 University of St Andrews 70.1
63 University of Derby 69.7
=64 Bucks New University 69.3
=64 Brunel University London 69.3
66 Manchester Metropolitan University 69.0
67 University of Strathclyde 68.9
68 University of Huddersfield 68.8
=69 Southampton Solent University 68.7
=69 Leeds Beckett University 68.7
71 University of Central Lancashire 68.5
72 Bath Spa University 68.3
73 Coventry University 68.2
74 Robert Gordon University 68.1
=75 University of Manchester 67.7
=75 London School of Economics and Political Science 67.7
=77 Staffordshire University 67.0
=77 Birkbeck, University of London 67.0
79 University of Gloucestershire 66.5
80 King's College London 66.4
81 Teesside University 66.2
=82 University of Portsmouth 65.8
=82 Queen Mary University of London 65.8
84 University of Cumbria 65.6
85 Birmingham City University 65.4
86 Edinburgh Napier University 65.1
87 University of Glasgow 64.8
88 University of East London 64.7
89 London Metropolitan University 64.1
90 University of Sunderland 64.0
91 Ulster University 63.7
=92 Keele University 63.3
=92 University of the Arts London 63.3
94 Cardiff Metropolitan University 63.2
95 University of Roehampton 63.1
=96 University of Stirling 62.8
=96 Norwich University of the Arts 62.8
98 University of Aberdeen 62.7
99 University of the West of Scotland 62.4
100 City, University of London 62.0
101 Middlesex University 61.9
102 Anglia Ruskin University 61.7
=103 University of Northampton 61.6
=103 University of Greenwich 61.6
105 Kingston University 61.4
=106 Glasgow Caledonian University 61.1
=106 London South Bank University 61.1
=108 University of Westminster 60.8
=108 University of Bedfordshire 60.8
=110 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 60.7
=110 University of West London 60.7
112 University of Brighton 60.2
113 UCL 59.6
114 Goldsmiths, University of London 58.5
115 University of Wolverhampton 57.6
116 University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) 56.9

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