Hmm, I see you can in fact apply for Ranmoor (having looked at the accommodation form) despite what some people have been saying.
I now don't know whether to put down Endcliffe or Ranmoor as my first choice and whether or not I should put "cost", "room type" or "location" as my main priority. Ideally I would like either Endcliffe or Ranmoor self-catered ensuite so I'm not sure what would put me in the best position for getting that. I'm kind of thinking that if I put "room type" as my main priority then, if Endcliffe is over subscribed, I could end up in City-centre... Whereas if I put location as my main priority then I've got a higher chance of going to Ranmoor (assuming I put Endcliffe as my first choice) which, inadvertently, means I'll have ensuite as well.
Why they can't give you a first and second choice for self-catered accommodation I don't know, or, alternatively, just have a "student villages" option which includes both Endcliffe and Ranmoor.