The university has over 10 student halls, with a range of offerings. The oldest is the Gothic Aberdare Hall, built in 1895 and the newest the modern Talybont Gate Building.
Undergraduates and postgraduates arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy room.
The university's academic facilities are centred around Cathays Park in central Cardiff. There is a substantial library, specialist laboratories, teaching and learning facilities.
There are also excellent sports facilities, including for football, badminton, basketball, hockey and gym. Extensive playing fields for rugby, football and lacrosse are also accessible for students.