What the guides say

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what the press and university guides have to say about Cardiff.

Cardiff seems to have it all: grand civic architecture in a breezy waterside location, super-smart city bars and venues just a short hop from lovely countryside.

Cardiff is one of the most popular universities in the UK in terms of the number of UCAS applications received. Applications to place ratios vary depending on the course.

Cardiff is the perennial choice as the Sunday Times Best Welsh University. It is the Principality’s only member of the Russell Group of research led universities and its sole representative in the top 200 of the world rankings.

Cardiff is one of Europe's youngest capital cities - small enough to be friendly and big enough to offer the best of living in a major city.

Cardiff residents are blessed with the best quality of life in Britain.

The cost of living for a student in Cardiff is generally lower than elsewhere in the UK.