A small place between the mountains and the sea

Bangor is one of the smallest cities in Wales. It has a population approaching 22,000, around half of which are students of Bangor University. The city sits under the shadow of Bangor Mountain along the North Wales coast in Gwynedd.

Bangor offers an outdoor lifestyle with fewer study distractions than most student cities. It is located in picturesque, peaceful surrounds, positioned between Snowdonia (a large national park) and the island of Anglesey.

The city is considered one of the cheapest places to study in the UK. However, university accommodation fees are about on par with other cities, with a basic package costing around £4,400 per year.

Bangor University

Bangor University received its Royal charter in 1885 and was a founding Member institution of the former federal University of Wales. It was officially known for most of its history as the University of Wales, Bangor.

The university occupies a substantial proportion of the city and also has some departments in nearby Wrexham. It has a course satisfaction rating of 2.4 / 5.0. The university charges international students typically around £10,800 per year for tuition.

  Bangor City in Wales, home to Bangor University, is really a student town rather than a student city due to its small population.

Bangor University


RegionPopulationNearest cityUniversityWales21,735Chester (61 miles)Bangor University