Exeter

Exciting times in Devon climes; why Exeter is the uni preference for so many students...

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Chris Martin (Musician)
    Liam Tancock (Swimmer)
    William Temple (Archbishop of Canterbury)

  • Population: 117,773

    • About Exeter

      When all four of the major uni league tables give you a position firmly in the top 20, you know you must be doing something right.

      This can be said for the University of Exeter, the traditional choice for the plum-voiced graduating sixth former. Despite this reputation, it’s one of the most popular names scribbled onto the UCAS form, and those in charge seem determined to continue to open up the uni to achievers from all backgrounds. 

      Thousands of students are based in Exeter and its offshoots (including the increasingly popular Cornwall campus), and the city seems to keep them happy, with the uni coming in the top 10 universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey). A short drive from the beach, 

      Exeter is an old cathedral city with a lively atmosphere. It might not be the place for those who need 24 hour clubbing, but with a good load of trendy bars and pubs, with a decent if not decadent clubbing culture, Exeter has a lot to offer the student thrill seeker. The location is so good that during the sunshine and showers of a British summer the campus is used as a base for holiday makers; enjoying the proximity to the south coast, the thriving Exeter arts scene and the attractive (hopefully thoroughly cleaned) student accommodation.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • The University of Exeter

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      Student Accomodation in Exeter

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • The university campus has such a good location that tourists use it in the summer!

      • Twice a year people come from across Europe to hold the city's Continental Market

      • Coldplay front man and rockstar Chris Martin was born in Exeter