Largest ever U.K. student accommodation survey reveals findings
Research - JANUARY 2, 2020

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Largest ever U.K. student accommodation survey reveals findings

by Andrea Zander

A record-breaking 39 percent of all 18-year-olds in the United Kingdom submitted an application to start studying at U.K. universities in September 2019, according to data from UCAS and Knight Frank in its second Student Accommodation Survey.

Across the United Kingdom, around 30 percent of full-time first-year students live in private purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), up from 22 percent five years ago. A further 40 percent live in halls or accommodation provided by the university and the remainder either live in the private rented sector or at home with parents or guardians.

The survey was conducted between February and November 2019. It canvassed the opinion of more than 60,000 students applying to university for the 2020/2021 academic year, as well as students currently studying, making it the largest survey of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Other findings include:

The single most important factor influencing the choice students make ab
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