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Campus vs city uni?

I'm really undecided on whether I should apply to campus universities or to city universities. Whilst I think I prefer the idea of a campus, there are a few city unis, highly-regarded by the league tables, which I'm considering, the courses at which look excellent. Could you please highlight the main benefits and drawbacks of the two types of uni?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hello Alfie,

City centre universities offer a dilution of the experience and the opportunity to be immersed in a wider cross section of society. They may be more expensive. Campus universities are probably quieter, cheaper but more removed from the rest of the world.

It depends on your personality and what will suit you. You should read the information on university websites and visit as many universities as possible to get a feel for what suits you and the differences between them.

Hope this helps,


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