Top Reasons to Attend University in Cambridge

  • Population 124,000
  • Student population 30,000
Cambridge is a town-sized city easy to navigate on foot or bike and students and tourists throng its streets. The city has also become the centre of the hi-tech 'Silicon Fen' industries. The atmosphere can feel claustrophobic, but there is no shortage of open, green spaces in this bustling, beautiful city. The gulf between new and old universities is nowhere wider than in Cambridge. Nonetheless, the two universities' students do mix, and those at Anglia enjoy access to a wide range of social events, which is fortunate because the university rather than the town is the main host. Town-gown relations are generally good. Universities in Cambridge

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Student Cost of Living

  Average Weekly Expenditure/£
Rent 110.10
Groceries 25.86
Utilites 17.14
Books and Course Materials 6.47
Gym or Sports Membership 4.61
Photocopying/Library Expenditure 2.87

Based on data supplied from the Natwest Student Living Index 2015.

For further information

  • 0871 226 8006
  • Visit Cambridge & Beyond
    Tourist Information Centre
    The Guildhall
    Peas Hill
    Cambridge CB2 3AD

Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

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