And the University of Leeds was rated among the top places to study - if you enjoy a break from the bookwork
The major poll of 11,000 undergraduates by consumer group Which? revealed the top universities in the UK for nightlife, sports, student unions, plus politics and creative scenes.
The findings revealed that 11 of the 19 unis that scored highly for nightlife were in the North or in Scotland.
Northumbria and Newcastle universities were the two highest scoring universities for nightlife whilst SOAS, University of London, was ranked as the most political.
Falmouth University, University of the Arts London and Norwich University of the Arts were rated the most creative.
Alex Neill, Which? director of campaigns and policy, said: “There are many factors to consider when deciding where to go to university, so hearing how current students rate their university, on everything from nightlife to the political scene, can be really useful.”
The survey also revealed the University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield as the best all-rounder, scoring highly in all categories surveyed.
Leeds University was the highest rated university for the most active student unions and Loughborough University the most sporty.
Mr Neill added: “It’s always worth taking some time to consider all the options and do some research into what each university offers you before you make your decision.”
‘Best of the rest’
University of Liverpool
University of Leeds
University of Sussex
University of Manchester
London School of Economics
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Bristol
Nottingham Trent University
University College London,
University of Strathclyde
University of Glasgow
University of Sheffield
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Sheffield Hallam University
Edinburgh, East Anglia, Leeds, Sheffield and Glasgow top 5 overall
NB: Durham in the top 4 for sport, Sussex top 4 for political