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Student Accommodation

  • First year undergraduate students who have firmly accepted the offer of a place at the university and applied for accommodation by the advertised deadline, will be guaranteed an offer of a place in university accommodation.
  • Over 5,000 places in catered halls, self-catered flats and townhouses provide a range of room types and accommodation options to suit all budgets.
  • All university accommodation is either on the campuses or a maximum 30-minute walk away, close to the campus and the city centre.
  • Average rent in private accommodation in Exeter is around £70–90 per week.

Accommodation Costs

Exeter Campus

Number of university/college beds 6,461
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,100–£6,899
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,100–£5,199

Cornwall Campus (Penryn)

Number of university/college beds 644
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,399–£5,499
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,899–£4,799

Living Here

  • City Population: 117,800
  • Student Population: 19,300
  • Exeter has over 2,000 years of history, and a diverse cultural scene with a large number of theatres and live music venues to enjoy.
  • Exeter’s proximity to the countryside allows students to escape the city and participate in outdoor sports, including cycling and canoeing.
  • The city’s unusual medieval underground passages are fascinating to visit and Exeter Cathedral is a fine example of gothic architecture.

Getting Around

  • Exeter is a Cycle Demonstration town, with cycle routes in place across the city. This makes cycling a popular method of travel, although cyclists should note the university campus is uphill from the city centre.
  • A bus service runs regularly between the campuses and the city centre, train and coach stations.
  • The city has two main train stations: Exeter St David’s and Exeter Central. Both are on mainline routes providing easy access to Plymouth, London, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff; and the rail network across the city makes this a practical way of travelling to the city outskirts.
  • Exeter International Airport is conveniently located just outside the city centre. Buses run regularly between the airport and the city centre.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Exeter has a diverse nightlife to suit all tastes. Nightclubs cover a wide range of music genres; there are four theatres (Exeter Northcott, Barnfield Theatre, Cygnet Theatre and The Bikeshed) whose performances include comedy, ballet, drama and music; three cinemas; and a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs, with a number regularly hosting live music in the evenings.
  • The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery reopened in 2011 after a multi-million pound re-development, with displays from pre-historic times through to present day.
  • Spectator sports include football, rugby and racing. Exeter City FC regularly play football matches on weekends, attracting many visitors to the city. The Exeter Chiefs are the successful local rugby team, and Exeter was one of the designated host cities for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Exeter racecourse holds 15 jump fixtures between October and May.
  • Cycling is popular in the surrounding countryside or along the Exeter Canal towpath, water sports are available at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, there is a dry ski slope, and also the largest indoor climbing wall in the South West at Quay Climbing Centre – home to Europe’s first Clip 'n Climb, a series of fun climbing-based activities for all ages.