UniversitiesUniversity of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University
Student Population:[From UCAS or individual websites]Under GraduatePost GraduateTotal
University of Aberdeen10260340513665
Robert Gordon University8840301011850
Campus Capacity(3300)(700)(4000)
 Size of Market15800571521515
Drop out rates:University of Aberdeen14%
Robert Gordon University13%
Student AreasBridge of don, City centre, Old Aberdeen, Woodside
Accommodation Officer Contacts:UniversityTelAddressWebLandlord Accreditation Scheme?
University of Aberdeen01224 273502Accommodation Office
Central Refectory, Elphinstone Road
AB24 2TU
Robert Gordon University01224 262140Student Accommodation Service
Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Planned development for cityAberdeen council have initiated work for the city's new £120m bypass, but saw locals opposing the construction last year in response to the plans.As part of a £90m city growth fund, outlined in 2003, to provide assistance for economic and social developments over the next three years, £11.5m will be going to Aberdeen with the rest going to five other cities.
Planned development for universitiesUniversity of AberdeenRanking among the premiership of the top 20 universities in the UK, it is also an active participant in the economic, industrial and cultural life of north east Scotland. In partnership with local research institutes, and through developing specialist centres, Aberdeen is acknowledged to be at the leading edge of research in many fields.Teacher training initiatives at the University are set to be revolutionised thanks to a £1.8m cash award from the Scottish Executive and The Hunter Foundation (THF).
Robert Gordon UniversityLate summer 2003 saw the commencement of building work on a new sports centre being built by The Robert Gordon University at its Garthdee campus in Aberdeen. The facilities, costing £10 million, will be a major asset for the University, local community and the North East of Scotland.Facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, a dramatic climbing wall that will traverse through three floors, a main hall for indoor hockey, badminton, tennis, 5-a-side football, basketball, cricket and volleyball, and an activity hall for fencing, judo, karate, aerobics, dance, yoga and table-tennis.
Campus room rental**:MinimumMaximum
Yield range10.9 – 13.3%
 3 bed house (i.e. 2 bed upstairs + 1 converted other)4 bed house5 bed house6 or more bed house
Entry Price£55,000£80,000£100,000£135,000
Median Room Rate£52£55£54£52 
Average Yield B*13.3%13%12.7%10.9%
B - Estimated Annual Profit£3,389£4,672£5,652£5,657
Financial ScoresTotal(out of 10)Capital Growth(out of 5)Yield(out of 5)
Description:Aberdeen is 103 miles from Edinburgh and 410 miles from London. Aberdeen has plenty to offer in terms of pubs, clubs and shopping. There are two cinemas, the Odeon and a Virgin Multiplex, and several theatres.Not forgetting the beautiful, sandy beaches close to the city, which are very popular for student beach parties during the summer. There are also the joys of Seaton Park, in which there is ample room to undertake sporting activities.
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Estate Agents:AddressTelWeb
Burnside Kemp Fraser48, Queens Rd, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 4YE01224 327500
Clark And Wallace33 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB01224 571704
Esslemont And Cameron16 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 6BT01224 212142
Gray And Connochie6 Alford Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeeenshire, AB10 1YD01224 649101
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Cohen And Co1 St Swithin Row, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB01224 582266
Iain Smith And Company18-20 Queens Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 4ZT01224 645454
James And George Collie12 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB101224 572777
Kay And Co9 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB01224 561165
Ledingham Chalmers220 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB01224 632500