University of Exeter

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
8.2 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The university could do with a closer athletics track or some form of transportation. The sports facilities are amazing but too expensive for most students to afford, especially the gym. The campus is nice and modern and the student accommodation is good. We could do with thicker ceilings, however. I walk into the city during the day as there are nice walks along by the river and quay. The trains to Exmouth and Dawlish are also really cheap."
"It's a really good location for everything. Some people may moan about the hills but they are a non-issue if you're a generally active person. The sports centre is amazing and I miss the uni gym when I'm at home as it is incredible."
"The university is integrated into the city so the town and shops are just a short walk from campus but campus still feels as if it has boundaries to establish the academic environment. All of the necessary facilities, such as the gym and eating outlets, are scattered around campus in easy-to-reach locations with student accommodation both on and off campus that both have their pros and cons. There's a multitude of independent shops and businesses to explore during the day as well as plenty of sports classes available at the gym."
"The location is very good and the city has everything you could need. The campus is a little hilly, but very good. Accommodation is very good and we have friendly staff and clean facilities."
"The student accommodation is too expensive, as is the cost of living. Our uni facilities, such as the gym, are good and both campuses, the library and the surrounding area are nice but can be hard to travel in."
"The student accommodation is in an ideal location, being close to both the campus and city centre. The facilities at the university are top notch and the staff and lecturers are super helpful. When compared to London or Bristol, Exeter doesn't have that much to do but there are really good pubs, cinemas, nightclubs and all the other major amenities you might be looking for. The place still maintains a calm atmosphere and doesn't have the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities. You should be aware of all the hills you have to climb to get anywhere on campus as well."
"As a student on the Cornwall campus, the experience is unique in offering a tight-knit seaside community in which you feel right at home. Being able to pop down to the beach at the end of the day, and to visit attractions in Cornwall in your free time, adds to the joys of living there. You are able to live in halls on campus in your first year but it's when you're living in Penryn or Falmouth in the following years that you really integrate into the community."
"Exeter is in the wonderful county of Devon in South West England and there is Exmouth beach a short train ride away with the hills of Dartmoor in the opposite direction. The city centre is within walking distance but there are also a lot of facilities on campus, such as the university's own pub, a unisex hair salon, a bank and various shops. The campus is nice and modern and Exeter is a very safe place. There is a range of accommodation to choose from, both catered and self-catered, to suit all budgets."


"The campus is outside a smallish town (Falmouth) with beautiful scenery. It also has beaches and is quieter than a university in a big city. The facilities are all good, partly because the campus is only 10 years old."
"The campus is modern and located within walking distance of the city. The only problem with it is all the hills!"
"It's a small town with a pretty campus close to beaches. The student accommodation is very varied but you pay for what you get, although it is quite expensive in Exeter."
"The city of Exeter is close by and, for many students, seems relatively small. Coming from a rural background I found this to be a perfect city for me though. The campus is green and welcoming with many modern buildings, although some are in need of refurbishment. However, it is a beautiful campus overall and is a pleasure to work in as well as being situated in a gorgeous part of the country."
"Exeter is lovely as a town in a countryside location that brings with it a slow, relaxed lifestyle for a student. The campus and facilities are modern with a huge amount of investment over the past few years that's already showing results with the Forum building and the sports facilities that helped us to achieve Sunday Times Sports University of the Year. Student accommodation was clean, modern and comfortable on the whole with private accommodation around Exeter being available and cosy."
"Everything is very close. The first year accommodation is a 10 to 20 minute walk from campus and both second and third year 10 to 30 minutes away. Accommodation varies in price according to how close it is to the uni and the town has a lot of shops and places to eat."
"Lafrowda, Rowe and Penny C are the best locations for first year accommodation for the Streatham campus as they're five minutes from everything. The city itself is beautiful and it's a 15 minute walk to the quay, which is cute and the choice of shops in town is decent. We have standard high street and some high-end shops too."
"The location is a downside, I would say, as it is quite far from London so can be hard to get here for international students. The town, however, is lovely. The campus is very well equipped, though you will rarely be able to find a place in the library. The student accommodation looks good, but there are not as many places as there could be."
"It's a beautiful campus that's close to the city centre but provides everything on campus so you don't actually have to go into town. Student accommodation is decent but expensive for what it is and there needs to be more study areas, there just aren't enough places to go."
"The location is excellent, a campus within the city. Accommodation is good (when you can find it) but very expensive, no matter the location."

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