University of Cambridge
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: C05
What students say about this university1403 comments (324 students)
Halls are generally pretty reasonable, albeit overpriced. They vary college to college and budget to budget, although some...
Halls are generally pretty reasonable, albeit overpriced. They vary college to college and budget to budget, although some colleges make first years all stay in the same accomodation block, which has advantages for making friends but also limits your choice of price and location.×
Quite easy. Hall food. College bar. No transport costs (bike). But no part-time work allowed.Report
It is very easy to manage your costs in Cambridge; accommodation is paid per week and the terms are shorter than they usually...
It is very easy to manage your costs in Cambridge; accommodation is paid per week and the terms are shorter than they usually are in other universities (eight to ten weeks per term only, instead of twelve); all food and drink can be obtained from the colleges, where it is heavily subsidised, and a student card is used to pay for it so there is no need to carry cash; there are virtually no transport costs as the city is small and everyone cycles; there are no additional course costs as all material is either provided for free, or available in libraries; and there are some limited opportunities to work part-time in libraries or student bars - any other types of jobs are not allowed during term time, but the long summer holidays make it possible to work in long internships and make some money.×
It's a lecture and supervision system packed into eight weeks a term, so the pace is quite hectic and the workload is...
It's a lecture and supervision system packed into eight weeks a term, so the pace is quite hectic and the workload is challenging. It's manageable if you are willing to accept that you don't have the capacity to understand everything as it comes - you'll definitely have to revise during the holidays. In general it's very busy but very fulfilling.×
From what I've heard, all the clubs are awful. The college bars can be good (I particularly like Corpus) but some of them...
From what I've heard, all the clubs are awful. The college bars can be good (I particularly like Corpus) but some of them aren't as good. There are loads of pubs which is a bit more traditional but they are typically more expensive than college bars. The Spoons is alright as a pub earlier in the evening but turns into a terrible club/pub hybrid later on (also requires ID)×
all very good - expensive finesReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,515
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate63%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time7%
of students are part-time
Male / Female46%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK33%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction36%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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