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The Best 3 University Campuses - reviewed by 4,986 students

Posted by: on 11th August 2015

The feel of University campuses and the range of facilities can vary widely and significantly impact your University experience. One disappointed StudentCrowd member reviewed their campus as 1 out of 5 stars:

The lack of a real ‘campus vibe’ lets this place down. It is built on a small plot in the centre of the town

Universities are fully aware of the importance of top-notch facilities. It’s predicted that the Russell Group Universities (24 in total) will spend a combined £9 billion on University facilities between 2012 and 2017 (according to BiGGAR Economics).

How do we know these are the best 3?

4,986 students rated their campus & facilities as part of 5 criteria to Review your University. These 3 Universities have clearly invested well, as students consistently rave about the quality of their student experience.

With Clearing approaching fast, if you decide on one of these Universities, prepare to be impressed!


Average rating:
4.85 / 5
1st. University of Exeter

Students love all three campuses at The University of Exeter. The average student rating reveals Exeter has the best campus & facilities in the UK. The Streatham Campus has recently undergone a £275 million investment programme. This programmes features a £18 million renovation of the Business School, the new £6.5 million Russell Seal Fitness Centre and The Forum Project, which is a £48 million student hub in the heart of the Streatham Campus containing a range of student services. The facilities have benefited from the renovation which have been widely approved by the students, who also love the friendly atmosphere at the University. The St Luke Campus, steeped in history, has been part of the University for over 160 years and is home to sporting facilities such as an indoor heated swimming pool and academic facilities such as modern seminar and lecture theatres and a library that has gone through a £1 million refurbishment. Most recently, £10.5 million has been invested in new teaching and research facilities in the South Cloisters building which will act as the new home for the Medical Imaging programme. The Penryn campus is reknown famous for it's beaches and beauty spots, and it has even more to offer. The smaller campus gives it a friendly feel, and there is a strong focus on the environment and sustainability.

Read 291 reviews by students
Both campuses are incredible and the environment of the university is welcoming and safe.

Average rating:
4.81 / 5
2nd. University of Birmingham

Spread across 2 campuses, The University of Birmingham covers 276 acres featuring a mixture of both grade 2 and state-of-the-art buildings. Home to the Joseph Chamberlain memorial clock tower or Old Joe which is the largest freestanding clock tower in the world at 325 feet high, the University features a large range of facilities from modern labs to art galleries. As a result students love the look of the campus and enjoy the use of all the facilities found on the campus. The University invests over £1 million a week on their campuses and will also soon be home to a new state-of-the-art £55 million sports centre including Birmingham’s only 50 metre pool and a new library containing 12 km of open access shelving.

Read 26 reviews by students
The campus is beautiful and there's always so much going on - the facilities are good

Average rating:
4.76 / 5
3rd. University of Hull

The 9 storey Brynmor Jones Library features at the centre of the Hull campus which includes numerous cafes, bars and Sports and Fitness Centre. The campus had a collection of neo-Georgian, Edwardian and modernist buildings including University House which underwent a recent £2 million remodelling to bring services under one roof, this was well accepted by students at the University who enjoy the friendly and helpful service provided by staff. In addition, £2.65 million has been spent on refurbishing rooms in Lambert Hall and Reckitt Hall which was approved by students of Hull University The Scarborough campus which is situated on the coastline featuring 20th and 21st century architecture and is home to a wide variety of student resources such as recently expanded and modernised comprehensive library

Read 68 reviews by students
Very friendly campus and staff members. Single campus and great facilities.

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