University of Essex
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6.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on ratings in 2016)
In a few words
"The campus life and environment makes you feel like you're part of a community."
Quality of facilities
7.4 / 10
Night life
4.7 / 10
Student union
5.7 / 10
How diverse is your university
7.9 / 10
Quality of teaching
6.9 / 10
Structure of courses
6.8 / 10
Preparation for a job
5.6 / 10

What students say about...

Location of university

"The location was good and so were the facilities."

Night life

"There are a lot of clubs and pubs in town but most people just stick to the campus..."

Clubs and social environment

"There are many societies to join, almost one for every interest and it's pretty easy..."

Diverse backgrounds

"There are few students from a working class or poor background and those who do get..."

Careers services

"There is a job fair once every three months and a careers support centre."


"The university has fairly varied sports clubs."


"The cost of living, especially public transport, is a bit pricey."

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