University of Cambridge

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
8.8 / 10
 

(based on ratings in 2016)

2018

"It's well located with trains to London or elsewhere and a good bus service. The facilities are excellent with lots of books available and many computers. The colleges have good sports facilities, as does the uni as a whole, and there's a vast array of extracurricular activities to get involved with."
"Cambridge is only a 45-minute train ride (if you get the faster train) to London, so it's easy to get anywhere. Cambridge is small enough that nothing is more than a 20-minute cycle away, which is nice and easy, but it doesn't feel too small due to the different colleges and their different atmospheres."
"It's an excellent location and very picturesque with facilities and accommodation being variable across colleges and departments. There are many daytime activities available with shops, museums, cinemas, sports facilities, restaurants and cafés."
"It's a lovely university and everything is very close together. We have very good facilities that are kept up to date and our accommodation is modern, comfortable and very cheap overall. There's plenty to do in the city and in the surrounding countryside."
"It's a beautiful city and our accommodation is great but expensive. The gym and sports facilities are good and there's loads to do in the city centre including shopping and visiting museums and historic buildings."
"The uni bus is super convenient, though it's odd having to pay for it despite it being university funded. My college is pretty out of the way but it's super convenient for city colleges and we have reasonable rent with lovely rooms! The colleges are great to see during the day, you could make a day trip just out of that. There's also a cinema and more restaurants than you could consider. There are also a lot of pubs if you fancy going for a pint."

2016

"The city is great, there are a lot of attractions to see. I also love cycling here, it just feels so much safer than anywhere else."
"Good location (not far from London and its major airports). Almost everything is within walking distance."
"It's all pretty good. Although there are large differences between the colleges, which isn't fair on a lot of students."
"Very beautiful and lovely facility, with very good accommodation because of the college system."
"Campus in historic city. Facilities and accommodation good."
"City (but a tiny one). Very beautiful and enough to do thanks to the vibrancy of the student body. What might be an issue is that due to the collegiate system, there is a great variety of facilities available to students. I have seen lots of different colleges' accommodation and it spans a large price and quality gradient (something the Tab recently did a study of if you want to look at their conclusions of what was the most expensive college etc). The libraries are incredible, which may not be exciting but it's what we're really at uni for at the end of the day."
"Beautiful, beautiful city. Though naturally you become somewhat immunised to it after spending a few months here! Facilities are great, though student accommodation varies massively from college to college. At Kings, it is good, though the first-year lack of cooking facilities forces you to eat in the (pricey) canteen."
"Location is great. There are so many learning facilities which is great. Student accommodation is very expensive for what it is, but I feel that is due to Cambridge house prices rather than the college attempting to make profits from housing."
"Accommodation and facilities vary between colleges but are generally very good. The town is an hour from London, which is not too far. Campus is easily navigable by bicycle."
"The location is ideal for me, as it is close to London and home. The facilities are very good, the faculty and gym are very new. College facilities are great, although in need of an update in places. The student accommodation can vary between colleges. But our ballot system ensures you can live with your friends in clean rooms so overall it's good."

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