Aberystwyth University is a public research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. It was established in 1872 as the first Welsh university. There are over 7,500 students in the University’s three main faculties of arts, social science and the sciences.
The National Student Survey named Aberystwyth fifth in the UK in 2006 and tenth in 2007 for overall student satisfaction. In The Times Good University Guide 2008, it shared with five other UK universities the highest score for “student satisfaction” and ranked 39th out of 113 overall.
Aberystwyth is one of the best towns to be a student in and high levels of student satisfaction over the years. Despite being a small town, Aberystwyth is a lively and a vibrant location. With half of its population being students, Aberystwyth benefits from the energy and motivation of thousands young students who pursue different ways of spending their free time. Because of this, Aberystwyth has nearly 150 clubs and societies, number of cafés and restaurants as well as dozens of venues that are perfect for hanging out with friends.
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