The University of Reading

4.1 from 311 ratings
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58/354 Universities
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4.1 / 61 reviews
Party Vibe: 
3.8 / 61 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
4.1 / 144 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.7 / 36 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.1 / 28 reviews

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Overview

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire. The university has a long tradition of research, education and training at a local, national and international level. It offers traditional degrees alongside less usual and other vocationally relevant ones. It is based on three campuses in, and around, the town of Reading.

  • Total Students
    13,595
  • Male / Female Students
    57% Female 43% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    88% Full Time 12% Part Time
  • International Students
    25% International 75% UK

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The University of Reading Reviews

4.1 / 311 reviews
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    147
  • 4 Stars
    111
  • 3 Stars
    34
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Star
    7
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15th February 2018
I was skeptical about the Uni at first. But it has truly exceeded many of my expectations. The beautiful campus, the sheer open space where you can roam around freely and just relax is truly satisfying. Not to mention the lake where a morning jog is just perfect. The town itself feels homely and everything is about a 10 minute walk away.
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12th February 2018
The campus is beautiful, very natural and very big. There is lots of facilities on campus with everything you could need. The gym is really good with everything you could possibly need in good condition. The nightlife is great there is always stuff going on and special events. The student union always making an effort raising weakness of different issues and tries to improve student life. My course (biomedical science) is interesting and I enjoy it though the leaders often group all sciences with an aspect of biology together this has often resulted in me sitting in on compulsory zoology talks.
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There is an LGBT society which provides weekly coffee mornings which allow other students to interact. They also hold different society nights out with different themes which are always fun and partake in student pride.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
28 Chester
4.4 / 37 reviews
29 Durham
4.2 / 51 reviews
30 Portsmouth
4.1 / 76 reviews
31 Bangor
4.2 / 42 reviews
32 Reading
4.1 / 61 reviews
33 Aberdeen
4.1 / 67 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 / 50 reviews
35 Southampton
3.9 / 142 reviews
36 Hull
4.1 / 55 reviews
37 Guildford
4.0 / 80 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Mackinder
4.7 / 15 reviews
2 Wessex
4.7 / 12 reviews
3 Stenton Hall & Townhouses
4.4 / 21 reviews
4 Bridges
4.3 / 26 reviews
5 Childs
4.4 / 14 reviews
6 Sherfield
3.6 / 13 reviews
7 St George's
3.8 / 9 reviews
8 Windsor
3.4 / 12 reviews
9 Benyon
3.7 / 7 reviews
10 St Patrick's
3.5 / 6 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Ultimate Frisbee
5.0 / 3 reviews
2 American Football
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Christian Union
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Lacrosse
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Netball
4.5 / 2 reviews
6 Drama
4.0 / 3 reviews
7 Ballroom Latin and Salsa (RUBLS)
5.0 / 1 review
8 Boat
5.0 / 1 review
9 Breakdance
5.0 / 1 review
10 Caving
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 3sixty
4.3 / 85 reviews
2 The Purple Turtle (Reading)
4.4 / 25 reviews
3 Lola Lo (Reading)
3.8 / 19 reviews
4 Sub89 : Reading
4.5 / 4 reviews
5 Coalition
3.9 / 8 reviews
6 Revolution (Reading)
3.8 / 6 reviews
7 MatchBox Reading
3.1 / 16 reviews
8 Wild Lime (Reading)
4.5 / 2 reviews
9 Mojo's Bar and Kitchen
4.0 / 3 reviews
10 Oakford Social Club
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Reading, University of
4.1 / 28 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Reading
Reading
RG6 6AH
United Kingdom