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The Top 3 Universities for Halls - reviewed by 6,779 students

Posted by: on 11th August 2015

Here at StudentCrowd, we have created a list of the best 3 Universities for halls. Clearing can be a late scramble to choose the right University for you, and where you live can often play a huge role in enjoying your first year. One StudentCrowd member recently reviewed:

Too expensive for basic accommodation and rubbish service. Everything breaks and nothing gets fixed for ages.

Picking accommodation can be a tricky job, for more help see our Best 50 Halls in 2015 article. Accommodation providers are heavily investing to increase the quality available. According to PropertyWire, £3.98 billion was invested into UK student accommodation in the first half of 2015.

So, how do we know these are the best 3?

We received over 6,779 hall reviews from students across 125 Universities. We’ve crunched the numbers to work out which are the best 3 Universities, and to put together this convenient list.

If you choose one of the Universities in this list, you are likely to have great hall experience!

credit: Loughborough University

Average rating:
4.33 / 5
1st. Loughborough University

Featuring one of the largest Campus' in Europe, students have rated Loughborough as one of the best universities in the UK for its accommodation options. Most of the halls are on campus or within walking distance of the campus and with all first years being offered university-allocated accommodation and nearly a third of returners living in university-allocated accommodation as well, it is always a lively place to be. There are options to suit all budgets and accommodation preferences. All Halls have a committee which run incredible fresher events and socials throughout the year, so it is easy to make friends and creates an inclusive environment. Furthermore, there is the IMS Hall Sport Tournament, which enables Halls to compete with each other in various sports for the IMS trophy as well as other inter-hall competitions including RAG and Energy Saving. With such a community spirit, students say that Loughborough is a great place to live! Ellie Roberts, Director of Campus Living at Loughborough University, said: “We were delighted that our students have rated our accommodation so highly. We work hard, with our partners UNITE, to provide the best accommodation for our students and it is great that this has been recognised.”

Read 277 reviews by students
Absolutely blooming marvellous! Halls are AMAZING, sport facilities are superb and the atmosphere across the whole campus is second to none

Average rating:
4.08 / 5
2nd. University of Exeter

With a multi-million investment in recent years, accommodation at Exeter University is modern, clean and safe. Don't just take our word for it, 133 students have reviewed Exeter's accommodation, claiming it offers excellent value for money and a super student experience. There is a wide choice of options to suit all different budgets and tastes as well, for example town houses, halls or flats to name a few options. They also run the Residence Life Mentor scheme which means students always have mentor support available should they need it. This scheme has been particularly well received by one student, stating it has helped form a supportive community. The Exeter campus community is also diverse with a wide range of cultures, which makes it a great place to be. Students praise how easy it was to make so many different friends.

Read 133 reviews by students
Beautiful and modern campus with a good range of places to eat and a shop which stocks a huge variety of things! Town is lovely and accommodation whether halls or private is very good!

Average rating:
4.02 / 5
3rd. Bangor University

Bangor University has a great choice of accommodation on campus with students calling it clean, modern and of good quality. Students can choose from en suite and standard accommodation and there are options for varying budgets, furthermore there are Welsh halls that students can choose as well. Halls are located within walking distance to lecture buildings, which makes it easier for getting to the early 9am lectures! With a warden system as well, there is support available for any issues students may have throughout the year and whilst settling in, which students have praised Bangor for. To top it off, Bangor offers incredibly competitive prices, with all utility bills and even gym membership included in the price of accommodation! With even more halls set to be available for 2015 with the opening of the St Mary's Student Village and all clearing students being guaranteed accommodation if they apply within the time frame, students cannot go wrong with choosing Bangor!

If you're considing an application, visit:
Bangor University Clearing

Read 147 reviews by students
The location is amazing, you can climb Snowdon and go to the beach in the same day. Halls are nice, clean, modern, good quality.

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