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Coastal Universities

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We know how important the setting of your future is, we know how important it is that you are adjusted to your surroundings and that you're enjoying yourself at university, so with that in mind, we have created a ranking of the best coastal universities. Universities that are by the beach, by the pier, or within easy reach of the ocean, we’ve got them all here, and we know the best ones! The below rankings will allow you to quickly compare the best coastal universities and for you to see what past and present students alike think about them! You’ll be able to see why people like or dislike their universities, by seeing the rankings, complete with ratings, reviews and more! We understand better than anyone just how stressful applying to university can be, so we’ve provided you with detailed rankings of the best coastal universities, these will help you to make the very best choices for you! If you ever feel lost or if you're unsure where these universities are located, then don’t worry, you can always check out our map of UK universities.

University Average Rating % in study Students Reviews
1 University of St Mark and St John  (5.00) 0 2,800 2
2 University of Bristol  (4.00) 87 14380 9
3 Plymouth University  (3.92) 89 18,435 10
4 Bangor University  (3.89) 84 10,766 26
5 University of Southampton  (3.87) 87 16730 22
6 Falmouth University  (3.69) 85 2890 4
7 Southampton Solent University  (3.63) 84 11545 14
8 Bournemouth University  (3.62) 87 17313 11
9 Aberystwyth University  (3.62) 85 8121 26
10 University of Portsmouth  (3.58) 88 17340 10
11 Arts University Bournemouth  (3.50) 93 3,000 4
12 University of Brighton  (3.50) 83 19115 6
13 London South Bank University  (3.42) 77 18255 14
14 University of the Highlands and Islands  (3.33) 0 7,000 4
15 University College Birmingham  (2.83) 88 7,500 3
16 Isle of Wight College  (0.00) 0 N / A 0
17 Cornwall College  (0.00) 0 45,000 0
18 University of Suffolk  (0.00) 0 4224 0
19 Brighton and Sussex Medical School  (0.00) 0 686 0
20 Hastings College of Arts and Technology  (0.00) 0 0
21 Lincoln College  (0.00) 0 0
22 Weymouth College  (0.00) 0 4,000 0
23 Brighton Institute of Modern Music  (0.00) 0 4,500 0
24 Bournemouth and Poole College (The)  (0.00) 0 11,00 0