Now we already know the 25 hardest partying universities, but wouldn’t it be pretty interesting to know which university has the best-looking students? There was once a time we thought attractiveness was subjective, but not anymore. Our research uses data provided by apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Coffee Meets Bagel to compile a list of the 25 unis with the most attractive students. You’re welcome.

25. Huddersfield University

The University of Huddersfield is a public university in West Yorkshire, England. The university is also part of the prestigious Russell Group, which is made up of the 24 leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It currently has a student population of around 25,000, which is a healthy number of attractive students to bring to the North of England. 

24. De Montfort University Leicester

De Montfort is one of the unis with the most attractive students
Source: De Montfort University

Located in Leicester, De Montfort University (DMU) is a public university located in Leicester, England. It’s a reputable institution with a strong focus on employability, offering a wide range of programs and modern facilities, and providing a vibrant student life. Now it’s also known for being one of the universities with the most attractive students

23. St Andrews University

The oldest university in Scotland is also one of the unis with the most attractive students. St Andrews University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, including arts, sciences, divinity, and medicine. It is particularly known for its strong programs in the areas of international relations, history, and medieval studies.

22. Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU is not only an attractive uni, it’s also a talented one. That’s why the MMU Alumni list is so impressive. It’s located in the centre of Manchester, and welcomes a huge pool of students from the UK and abroad. 

21. University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham
Source: University of Nottingham

The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which is made up of the 24 leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It’s also home to some of the most attractive students around, welcoming 34,000 students annually to Nottingham. 

20. Keele University

Not only one of the unis with the most attractive students, but Keele University is also one of the safest. It has good-looking students and offers good-looking surroundings. The campus is spread across parklands in Staffordshire, and boast a great student life.

19. Nottingham Trent University

Slightly more attractive than its counterpart, Nottingham Trent comes in two places higher than the Uni of Nottingham for attractive students. It has also won the Modern University of the Year award for 2023, so winning all around! 

18. Liverpool Hope University

The Gold Standard university delivers excellent teaching. It’s also delivers an attractive student population according to research. Liverpool Hope University is number 18 on our list, which is pretty impressive and also beats other Liverpool universities. 

17. School of Oriental and African Studies

Based in the Bloomsbury area of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is one of our most attractive universities. It specialises in the study of these areas, promising to deliver a truly global perspective. From history to politics, SAOS is a leading institution to understanding the Silk Road.

16. Kent University

Kent is one of the unis with most attractive students
Source: Kent University

Kent University’s motto is all about ambition. But Kent uni is also regarded as having the most attractive students, according to recent data from dating apps. It’s no surprise that plenty of good-looking celebrities hang out in Kent too, where sightings include David Beckham and Tom Hardy. It’s obviously the place to be for attractive people! 

15. University of Oxford

One of the oldest and hardest uni’s to get into, Oxford University is world-famous. As number 15 on our most attractive uni list, we wonder if there’s a criteria to be good looking to get into Oxford too? 

14. University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a leading uni on a global scale. It’s also leading the way on our list of attractive unis. Situated in one of the UK’s major cities, it has one of the largest international student populations too. Could this explain it?

13. Newcastle University

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Source: Newcastle University

The red brick university once welcomed Rowan Atkinson, Princess Eugenie and Lisa Nandy as students. It’s a diverse student population at Newcastle University, but also one of the best looking! Newcastle Uni is also a leading university in the world, so a great choice for prospective students wanting to study in the North East.

12. Coventry University

Coventry University describes itself as modern and forward-thinking. We can now add another adjective to that bio. Coventry is the 12th most attractive university, which is pretty impressive. If you’re a current student lucky to be loved up in Coventry with a fellow attractive student, why not look at the best date ideas in the city? 

11. London School of Economics

Just missing out on the top 10 unis with the most attractive students in the UK, London School of Economics comes in 11th. Specialising in Social Science, the university is one of many London universities that rank highly for teaching. They also rank pretty well for their attractive students too!

10. University of Glasgow

The Scottish University of the Year 2022 is officially in the ten most attractive UK unis. The University of Glasgow has been going forever, as one of the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world. It has over 26,000 students attending, which means lots of attractiveness happening in Glasgow!

9. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

In the list of attractiveness, Cambridge outranks Oxford by six places! The two universities are consistently compared in rankings, whether that’s teaching, grades or global recognition. Oxford often pips Cambridge, however not in our research on the unis with the most attractive students.

8. University of the West of England

The Bristol polytechnic university isn’t quite as attractive as the University of Bristol, however it does have better student satisfaction. It just goes to show, being attractive does equal happiness. Yes that’s a bit of a reach, but the stats don’t lie. If you’re looking for higher student satisfaction, then the University of the West of England (UWE) might be a better option.

7. Queen’s University Belfast

The Northern Ireland university ranks pretty well for attractive students, coming in 7th on our list. Queen’s University Belfast is regarded as quite a selective university – now we know why!

6. University of Manchester

Ok so if you’re a uni of Manchester student, you now have another claim over MMU. The University of Manchester is officially more attractive than MMU, by 16 places! If you’re a student thinking of applying to both, this list could sway you!

5. University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Source: University of Sheffield

Another Russell Group uni that outperforms others in the city, the University of Sheffield is the 5th most attractive uni in the UK. Sorry Sheffield Hallam students! But the good news is that you’re living in a student city that’s probably quite attractive overall?

4. University of Bristol

Some of the most popular courses at the University of Bristol include Education and Philosophy. So we’re predicting that the new generation of forward-thinkers stemming from here will also be attractive too! Not that it matters…but just saying! 

3. Cardiff University

The Welsh capital is a dynamic, vibrant city. And it’s now home to one of the most officially-attractive universities thanks to our list. Cardiff University is one of the top universities in the world, and the UK, and Wales. And it’s now one of the most attractive. 

2. Imperial College London

Stemming from Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert’s vision, the Imperial College London has been going since 1907. It’s located right in the heart of London, near the Science Museum. In the past years, the Imperial College London has ranked well on QS rankings, even beating Harvard in 2014! It’s now got another claim to fame – in second place of the unis with the most attractive students.

1. University College London

university college London is the uni with most attractive students
Source: University College London

We’ve finally arrived at number one! The University College London is officially the most attractive university in the UK. It has the most attractive student population, which only adds to its list of accolades. UCL regularly ranks highly in world rankings, as well as second place for research. So it’s a good university all around.

Last Updated on January 26, 2023

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