Top Reasons to Attend University in Glasgow

  • Population 593,000
  • Student population 45,000
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, and one of Britain's liveliest. Glasgow has campaigned vigorously and successfully to change its 'mean city' image. Home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art, it is Scotland's cultural capital. Scotland's opera, ballet and national orchestra are based in the city, which also boasts a profusion of art galleries, museums and theatres. Students find the locals generally very friendly. The three universities are within easy reach of one another and many students live in the attractive West End, though the area's desirability has led to an increase in prices over recent years. Universities in Glasgow

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  Average Weekly Expenditure/£
Rent 65.82
Groceries 24.25
Utilites 12.61
Books and Course Materials 7.82
Gym or Sports Membership 3.18
Photocopying/Library Expenditure 1.24

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

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  • VisitScotland Glasgow Information Centre
    170–174 Buchanan Street
    G1 2LW

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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