This depends on a number of factors. Firstly, how early you are allocated in the process is the most important factor, as clearly there will be a greater number of options available for those applications which are allocated first. This factor is therefore purely a random one, generated by the software system.
Secondly, the popularity of the accommodation you have chosen will be a significant factor. Should you be have selected some of the most popular locations as your highest preferences, you may find that you are allocated to some of the lower preferences on your application. This is why we encourage you to use and consider all six of your preferences. You do not benefit from not using all of your preferences.
Whilst we strive to allocate all students their preferred accommodation, there is a chance that you may be allocated to an accommodation location outside of your preferences. However, we will still take into consideration your preferred room type and your preferred catering type.