University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife Political Creative City Campus

Ucas code: E56

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
Source:University of Edinburgh website

What students say about this university

Dialog 924 comments (249 students)
    • The downside

      Accommodation services run out of rooms almost yearly, so be prepared to search for a flat on your own

      2013, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Sport, music and arts, scientific research facilities, great union buildings

      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      some lecturers actually care about their students doing well, as opposed to just giving the lecture and then leaving.

      2012, 2nd year, Accounting

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    • The downside

      There are many additional costs for societies, especially sports and the city itself can be very expensive, especially for...

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      2013, 2nd year, Earth Science

      The downside

      There are many additional costs for societies, especially sports and the city itself can be very expensive, especially for cafes, restaurants etc. though students always know the cheapest and best nights out

      2013, 2nd year, Earth Science

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    • The upside

      Broad diversity of courses, mostly good lecturers, great study environment, very well presented theoretical part of the material

      2012, 4th year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      University flats of 4 or 5 people are great if you get on with your flatmates, but if you don't it can be very isolated

      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Veterinary Medicine

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

69%

HIGH

Political

70%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

79%

HIGH

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Sporty

71%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,625

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

10%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

34%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

62%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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