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Student Accommodation

  • Student halls in the centre of Falmouth and on our Penryn campus, together with private sector student houses.

Accommodation Costs

Falmouth Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,413
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £3,900–£5,300
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £3,700–£4,300

Penryn Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,413
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £3,900–£5,300
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £3,700–£4,300

Living in the City

  • City Population: 21,385
  • Student Population: 4,000

Falmouth is a vibrant fishing town in Cornwall famous for its beautiful beaches and creative atmosphere. It has recently become a cultural hot-spot due to the number of arts students at the University and with the opening of quirky independent shops and cafés. The town is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which provide brilliant walking routes. Falmouth boasts of a rich maritime past and an artistic history that includes famous names such as Picasso, Henry Tuke and Man Ray. In 2014, the town was ranked number 4 in The Sunday Times’ ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ article.

Getting Around

  • The size of Falmouth makes it easy to walk around the town.
  • Trains from Falmouth Town station to London Paddington (via Truro) run hourly and take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The closest international airports are Exeter and Bristol. Trains from Exeter St. Davids to Falmouth Town station (via Truro) take approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. The train journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Falmouth Town station (via Truro) takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • The nearest domestic airport is in Newquay. Transport from the airport to Falmouth is either by bus or taxi. The bus takes approximately 2 hours, whilst driving takes around 45 minutes.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Falmouth is home to an array of unique cafés, bars and micro-breweries.
  • The Princess Pavilion is a live music and theatre venue hosting a diverse programme of events including comedy, art exhibitions, and festivals.
  • Adjacent to the Princess Pavilion are the beautiful Gyllyngdune Gardens. Various events take place in the garden surroundings.
  • A number of festivals take place in Falmouth, including Splash which celebrates creativity in the town with art installations, poetry, drama, comedy, and dance. Falmouth Spring Festival includes Run Falmouth, the annual half-marathon, and a folk and cider fayre.


  • The Falmouth coastline is a popular diving area with shore diving and shallow wrecks. There are environments to suit both experienced and inexperienced divers alike.
  • The cycling around Falmouth is varied with creekside paths, bridleways and lanes to explore.
  • Surfing is an important part of life in Cornwall. There are a number of surf schools in Falmouth that offer tuition to various ages and abilities. However, the surf in Falmouth can be limited so be prepared to travel to other local beaches.
  • For gig rowers of all abilities, the Falmouth Pilot Gig Club runs various training sessions, including novice classes.
  • There is a golf club in Falmouth.


  • Shopping in Falmouth is a mixture of independent retailers and high street brands. The eclectic high street offers specialist shops, galleries, professional services, and marine businesses.

Proximity to City Centre

  • Falmouth University is in the centre of town and just a 10-minute walk from Falmouth Town train station.