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University of Lausanne
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UniversitÚ de Lausanne (UNIL)

UniversitÚ de Lausanne, Route de Chavannes 33, CH - 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
4.31 / 5 based on 72 reviews.
Description:
Founded in 1537, the Lausanne Academy gained its status as a university en 1890. It is today one of the principal institutions of higher education in Switzerland. It comprises seven faculties: Theology, Law, Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (SSP), Economics and Business Administration (HEC), Science and Medicine.


Programmes
Accreditations
84% of students recommend
72 reviews
Housing
4.7/5
All experiences (72)
Student life
4.7/5
5 stars (42)
Academic
4.3/5
4 stars (24)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (6)
Expenses
3.4/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
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72 Housing reviews of UniversitÚ de Lausanne

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HOUSING    
by Karen, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Literature, SOCRATES
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Off campus student accomodation
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: A room exchange
Why? The accomodation provided for through the SOCRATES exchange was in the international student house. While this was very social and enjoyable, I would have hoped to have more opportunities to practise my French on a day to day basis. Like many international scenarios, English was the universal language in the international student accomodation and I would have preferred to stay somewhere more francophonic.
Personal comments:
The appearance of the apartment block was very off-putting since, from the outside, it appeared to resemble a prison. However, it was very friendly and the shared facilities meant that we interacted more frequently than other student households also provided by the university. I made a number of close and lasting friendships with the people who lived on my corridor.
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HOUSING    
by Julian, Texas A&M University, College Station, United States
Language, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Actually, the first semester, I lived with a family. The second semester, I moved to university housing, located 15-min [by foot] from the university
Personal comments:
The family's house was smack dab in the center of town. Unfortunately, my university friends lived far from me. The university converted lakeside housing for athletes of the sports facilities across the street into housing for students.
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HOUSING    
by jongunz, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Language, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Gives you the chance to live with other students and meet more people
Personal comments:
My friends had mixed feelings about the halls of residence. Some were good (Cedres) others were far away and not very quiet. Try one of the better ones or look for your own accomodation - there are always people looking for flatmates.
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HOUSING    
by Emma, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Language, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment, then with family.
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? The overall experience of living with a Swiss family enabled me to learn a great deal about the Swiss way of life. I also had the opportunity to speak French at home as well as at University, as the family could not speak English.
Personal comments:
Accommodation provided by the University was not acceptable, as the building was very dark and run down, and I was worried about my personal safety. My first room was too expensive at 850 CHF per month, without the cost of meals or a kitchen to cook my own meals in! However I have thoroughly enjoyed living with the Swiss family.
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HOUSING    
by Kristel, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Language, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: student accommodation
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Cedres
Why? There is a great open atmosphere amongst all the international students and the location is just about perfect
Personal comments:
There is a shortage of student accommodation in lausanne, arrange accommodation early
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HOUSING    
by wzbinden, Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
Political Science, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? to meet other students, know new persons
Personal comments:
The housing was really well done: no problem to find, administrativ peolpe verx nice. the appartments were clean, new, functionnal.
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HOUSING    
by Nate, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Language, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: off campus student housing
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: off campus student housing
Why? The community atmosphere, and the ease with which one can meet people. Plus the advantages of actively using the language.
Personal comments:
Brilliantly located and excellent facilities.
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HOUSING    
by Marylee, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Social Sciences, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? good way to meet people and integrate with local students, good way to practice speaking language. more freedom, choice, clean, good facilities...
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by cat1980, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Literature, Bursary from University of Lausanne
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Mainly just because I know the town and areas now and would want my own space!
Personal comments:
Luckily my student accommodation in Lausanne was excellent - there were places which did not have better facilities but overall the student accommodation is very well organised and well priced.
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HOUSING    
by Gisela, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Political Science, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: shared flat
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? In a shared appartement with other students to know people from the host country and integrate to our culture
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by Koenigshausen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitńt Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Law, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It is very international there no matter where you are living. There are everywhere many international students you can meet.
Personal comments:
Very expensive and slowly working because of Switzerland, but when it's finished, everyone is pleased.
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HOUSING    
by Alma Rosa, Universidad de las Americas - Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Political Science, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Personal comments:
I spent one year and a half in Switzerland, and I had the most incredible academic/cultural experience.
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