Last week we looked at universities with the lowest rent – today we explore the Universities with high student rent costs.
When choosing to study away from home, it pays to research how much you can expect to pay in rent costs before making any big decisions.
Armed with the facts, you can budget accordingly and won’t get a nasty surprise when it comes to securing accommodation before your first term starts.
With this in mind, CashLady looks at the 7 UK universities with the highest rent costs and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the majority are located in London.
The highest rent costs for students
Students pay around £125 a week on average across the UK, with the lowest student rent just £75 a week at The University of the Highlands and Islands.
We all know that costs in the UK’s capital are higher than most, but it is still shocking to see that students at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) pay almost treble that– paying an average rent of £219 a week.
Universities with high student rent costs
Below we round up the universities with the highest student rent costs.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Typical student rent costs: £219 pw
The highest rent cost goes to LSE, which is based in the centre of London and known as a prestigious university that focuses on social, political and economic sciences.
If you choose to study at LSE then you will be in good company – its alumni and faculty members have been awarded 18 Nobel Prizes and at least 34 past or present prime ministers, presidents and premiers have come from the School.
Kings College London
Typical student rent costs: £218 pw
Following closely behind LSE, Kings College is another university that has extremely high rent costs for students.
With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King’s is right in the heart of the capital and has plenty to offer those that want to study there, such as world-leading research and global links.
Imperial College London
Typical student rent costs: £215 pw
You guessed it, another London based University scoops third place and it is Imperial College London, which focuses exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business.
Imperial College is committed to pushing education and research excellence further. It is involved in various high profile research projects, including an analysis of the annual air quality levels in green spaces across London.
University of East London (UEL)
Typical student rent costs: £189 pw
UEL offers a lively and diverse community of students within three colleges in East London across Stratford and the Royal Albert Dock.
A careers-led university, it is dedicated to supporting students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a changing world. Courses are spread across professional services, arts, technology and innovation and applied health and communities.
University of Winchester
Typical student rent costs: £176 pw
The University of Winchester ranks highly for student rent costs and has the highest rent costs outside of London.
Located in the historic cathedral city of Winchester in Hampshire, the University is just an hour from London and 12 miles from the coast. It offers a community feel campus within walking distance of the city centre and rigorous education in a supportive and creative environment.
London Metropolitan University
Typical student rent costs: £175 pw
Back to London and it is the Metropolitan University that is in fifth place for the highest rent costs.
It offers a wide range of courses, many of which are available to study full-time or part-time. The University is also dedicated to employability, with 96.7% of all London Met graduates are in work or further study within six months
University College London (UCL)
Typical student rent costs: £174 pw
Another esteemed university making the ranks, University College London boasts an amazing 29 Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni and current and former staff.
Located in the centre of London, it is rated the top university in the UK for research strength.