TWO SCOTTISH universities have been placed in the bottom half of a student rent survey in the country.
The University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow were placed in the bottom half of Sellhousefast.uk’s table ranking the best city for student accommodation.
The costliest place for students to rent in Scotland was the University of Edinburgh, which charges the average rent of £1699 a month for the 199 rentals nearby.
Edinburgh does have a strong student body which is close to 26,000 strong meaning there are about 120 students for a single property near the campus.
In Glasgow, students face paying £1246pcm with just 106 properties within a mile of the university.
The cheapest place for students which came out top of the ranking table was the University of Sheffield costing on average £863.
With the University of Coventry coming second costing students around £917 but had the highest level of properties within one mile of the main campus.
The most expensive university on the list was King’s College London with the average rent prices coming in at a pricey £5953 per month.
The universities chosen have both the highest enrolment rates in the UK and consistently show up in tables ranking the best higher education institutions in terms of student experience.