Find your perfect university city

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We know where you need to be...

Whichever uni you pick, it's going to be your life for the next three years. That means more than simply picking a course you like. Studying is just one of the things you'll be doing - you need a place that feels right.

But...so many cities. And so little time. Wouldn't it be great if there was an infallible quiz that could map your personality and use it to pinpoint your optimum uni city? Right you are...


What did you get? Let us know in the comments. Of course, our quiz is just a bit of fun. If you're in the mood for doing a bit more research, here are a few things to consider...

Near or far?
Some people want to get as far away from mum and dad as possible so they can experience full independence at uni, but if you have commitments in your hometown, want to go back at weekends easily or you're thinking of commuting in from home, it could be worth checking out the nearby unis, or those with easy transport links.

Nightlife
Do you want a city packed with clubs and bars, or are you happier snagging cheap tickets to a play or film? Some cities are famous for their crazy club nights and music venues, while others have a more chilled vibe - if this is important to you, see what the cities you’re considering have to offer.

Size
Are you looking to move to a giant city like London, Manchester or Birmingham, a smaller city like Cardiff, Bristol or York? 

Budget
Some cities are going to be much more expensive than others, so think about realistic living costs - that means rent, food, going out and travel. Remember that even typically expensive cities generally offer decent student deals!

Area
If you can’t bear the idea of living away from the sea, there are loads of great uni cities on the coast. Or maybe you don’t want to be too far from lots of lovely green space, in which case you might want a city based near beautiful countryside.

Read our city guides for university students

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