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!).