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Swansea University


Sex Ratio (M:F): 44:56 Full-time undergraduates: 10,505
Applications per place: 4
Points range: 200-380
Flunk rate: 13.3% Unemployed after 6mths: 8.7%
Booze Index: £2.04 Av. housing cost per week: £55.57
Av. debt per year: £6,606
Access fund: £606,822

Swansea sits pretty on the arm of the Gower Peninsula – Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - covered in beaches, forests and green bits on the south coast of Wales. Two miles away, the University occupies a hilly redbrick and concrete campus. It's got the beach in one back pocket and parkland in the other ...more detail making for a pleasant and laidback student scene, with some of the best surfing in the country. The large board–loving contingent adds to Swansea's sporty rep and the variety of facilities is better than a box of Quality Street  – and obviously healthier too...more on sports Dishing out a healthy mix of traditional and vocational courses, Swansea Uni is strong in most subjects, including, unusually, Egyptology...more on academic The city’s full of pubs and clubs – the ‘Mumbles Mile’ seafront pub crawl is internationally known. The Swansea Fringe Festival (the biggest after Edinburgh) centres around the culture-stuffed Taliesin Arts Centre on campus...more on entertainment The SU is lively and proactive with a peculiar fondness for smurfs... more on SU Most first years live in Uni housing, and very nice it is too. There’s also plenty of cheap and chirpy gaffs in the city...more on housing Study-gods and sporting angels get the bulk of the scholarship cash...more on welfare

Woohoo: Plenty of sports facilities to get hot–bods in a sweat
Boohoo: Parts of the city were definitely hit by the ugly stick

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Text in italics is Push's opinion - take it or leave it Last updated on: Monday, April 15, 2013

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