Education marketing specialists, Only Educate, recently ran a survey to find out which factors students consider most important when deciding where to study, here is what the survey found out.You can read the full survey results here. Location Glasgow University, Scotland, over looking the vibrant and popular city of Glasgow. / Via gla.ac.uk 55% of students surveyed stated that the location of a University is very important to them, with a further 34% stating that it was very important.The majority of the students surveyed chose locations within large cities, such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and London. Studying Abroad St Georges University in the Caribbean, a top medical school. / Via sgu.edu The participating students were then asked whether they would ever consider studying abroad. 48% said that they definitely would, whilst 30% said they were open to the idea. Participants were then given a list based on the most popular places to study around the world, each participant selected the locations that appealed the most to them.The top 5 included:LondonSydneyParisBarcelonaThe Caribbean (pictured above) Reputation J K Rowling who hold six honorary degrees for her contribution to literature. / Via businessinsider.com The survey went on to ask students a number of question regarding to reputation, and how this affected their over all decision.When asked if past student recommendations and testimonials influenced their decision, a resounding 88% said that this was an important factor that did impact on their decision. The students were then asked if famous post graduates and honorary graduates played any part in their decision. 30% of participants said that they were influenced by famous post graduates, whilst the majority 70% said that it did not. Facilities A student at Perth UHI, Scotland, enjoys the recording studio facilities. / Via perth.uhi.ac.uk One of the most important factors that students look for in a University are good facilities. 96% of all students that participated stated that good facilities were either important or very important factors in their decision. Campus and Accommodation Student Years in Edinburgh, Scotland, offers high quality and affordable student accommodation. / Via studentyears.co.uk The survey then turned its focus towards University campuses and accommodation. 92% of the students surveyed said that a good student campus was an important factor. When asked about student accommodation, again the majority ( 80% ) said that good student accommodation, such as student halls, was something that they researched before making a decision. Student Life and Night Life Students enjoy a night out in London, one of the most popular cities to study. / Via designmynight.com Finally the survey asked questions regarding student life and night life. As expected, over 80% of the students surveyed said that extracurricular activities and a thriving nightlife was an influential deciding factor in their decision; with over 35% stating that it was very important to them. What factors were most important in your decision? Please leave your comments below.