Making the right choice of where to live at university could make the difference between making life long friends or having your cheese stolen from the fridge.
Although you cannot be sure which of the above you'll end up with before you move in, there are other factors to take into account when choosing your university accommodation such as value, location, and sociability.
To help with this, StudentCrowd analysed 10,834 reviews by students and graduates of the halls that they lived in while at university.
The breakdown of the overall score of each of the halls was based on the following criteria (unfortunately number of cheese thieves isn't one of them - but these are still helpful guidance points):
- Value for money
- Social Space/ Communal Areas
- Social Activity/ Events
Students were asked to rate their halls between one to five stars for each of these criteria.
All of the universities in the top 10 are located in the Midlands, north of England and Scotland, with only a handful of universities in London and the south featuring in the top 50 as a whole. Universities in the south that do feature include the University of Reading, the University of Exeter and the University of Bath.