6.1 Total Score

The Granite City is the third largest city in Scotland with a student population of 30,000 which equates to roughly one person in seven being a student.  Both the Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen are very close to the city centre and the city itself is compact enough to walk around comfortably. Whilst Scotland may not be famed for its exceptional weather, beautiful sandy beaches are plentiful here and the city itself has won Britain in Bloom more than ten times. Aberdeen may not be your first choice for university life but to dismiss it out of hand would be foolhardy.

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.