Royal Holloway, University of London
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Location of university

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Location of university
5.9 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The location is almost perfect since it is very close to London, the downside is that it doesn't really have many shops in its centre. The campus is absolutely stunning and such a convenient place to study. The gym has pretty much all equipment needed, the dining halls are highly pleasant and the local transport is very accessible."
"We're in a very quiet town with not much to do, which I don't like, but we're near enough to London to make up for it. The campus is really nice and the facilities are good, there's a new library being built as well."
"Egham is very quiet but has all the necessities. The campus is small but does the job. It is often overpriced and the students' union is great but too expensive. However, it's a very community-based campus that I never felt anything but safe on."
"The uni is located quite far from the centre of London, which is the main disadvantage. The look of the campus has been significantly improved in the last few years thanks to the new library. The number of cafés on campus is sufficient and their look is very good. The gym is rather small and student accommodation consists of many halls with spacious rooms and a nice design. The price is relatively high."
"Egham is a very quiet place, but there are many shops to go to including Kaspas, Tesco and M&S. Royal Holloway has a very beautiful campus that has its own forest area. There is a market at the students' union every Tuesday and an area where you can have street food from many other countries. While accommodation is expensive, some on-campus ones are affordable."
"The location isn't too far from London, though the distance is still quite noticeable. Facilities meet most needs and a new library has been opened. However, poor lighting is a problem and student accommodation can be a bit run down and dirty."
"There's nothing to do in the local area outside of the small campus. Student accommodation is sometimes alright but it hasn't been great in my experience. The facilities are sufficient."
"The location is good and near to Staines for a proper shopping centre and Egham with Tesco and other shops, cafés and a post office etc. The campus is beautiful and the facilities are extensive with a lot on offer. I think the accommodation varies as what I'm currently in is lovely but I had some problems in other halls."


"Egham is a small town and we have a small but beautiful campus with lovely grounds, especially in the summer. The library could be better and bigger but they are currently building a larger one. I think student accommodation is quite decent as long as you don't stay in Kingswood (which is far out and an effort to get to)."
"Egham is not the greatest of areas. However, Windsor more than makes up for this."
"University accommodation is great but the local accommodation can be hit and miss."
"It's great, I love the campus!"
"The area is very good. It is low on crime but may be too quiet for some students. The facilities are excellent, even though the current library is small a new and excellent library is being built. Food in the Founders dining hall is cheap but a bit school dinnerish, though there are often very good meals too. The hub has much nicer food but is a bit pricey. Halls are very good with Williamson being particularly nice. We have small flats with eight students sharing a kitchen and dining room. Reid hall was good for freshers but had 16 students living in catered halls that were often noisy while other halls (like Williamson) were easier for socialising due to the ease of getting to know everyone in the kitchen."
"It's near London but also a quiet area that's perfect for studying. There's modern accommodation as well as a nice atmosphere, great gym and active sports societies. We also have a new library and accommodation coming up."
"The surrounding town is a bit boring, although London is very close, which is a relief. The university facilities are also good."
"The location is stunning, though they need more lecture halls where you can see the boards. Royal Holloway doesn't seem to have many so it's sometimes hard to see unless you are on the front row."
"Egham is a quiet town and could benefit from some more clothes shops but is good for restaurants and supermarkets. However, Staines is nearby and easily accessible for a wider selection. The student accommodation is good and the campus is beautiful."

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