Founded in 1884, Bangor University is one of the top 15 universities in the UK. Its teaching has been rated gold by the national Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017. It has also been rated among the top 5 UK universities for “Student Support” for students with disabilities or special needs. The campus itself is located in a coastal town in Wales, but is near the Snowdonia Mountains and major cities like London, Manchester and Liverpool. They also have very active clubs and societies and offer student scholarships. Majors include Law, Ocean Sciences, and Criminal Justice.

As part of the Russell Group, Newcastle University ranks among the world’s top 150 universities in 2018. The city of Newcastle itself has often been ranked as students’ favorite UK city to study in. Most notable degrees at the university include Engineering and Urban Planning, to name a few. It’s Architecture program is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The university also offers a great way to experience different cultures in one city where everyone feels involved. Current students enjoy Newcastle for five main reasons: affordable city, legendary nightlife, city-center campus, fun and friendly atmosphere, and easy transportation within the city (everything is in walking distance!).