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)
    • Nightlife

      lots of clubs and pubs, and music bars for various tastes

      2014, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student academic support could be better.

      2013, 2nd year, English Language

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    • Student Union

      Great!

      2014, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      poor individual feedback on coursework and exams, not enough tutorials and practical work

      2012, 4th year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      cant think of anything i am loving it.

      2012, 2nd year, Economic History

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    • The upside

      UoE is a great university, where everyone can find something for themselves, and making friends particularly in 1st year is...

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      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      UoE is a great university, where everyone can find something for themselves, and making friends particularly in 1st year is really easy, but you need to get involved! Join clubs, societies etc. The uni has a friendly vibe

      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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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 £21k HIGH
Student score 76% MED

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,690

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

10%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

58%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Students play sport

    Students play sport

  • Students relaxing on campus

    Students relaxing on campus

  • McEwan hall

    McEwan hall

  • Students outside Edinburgh Castle

    Students outside Edinburgh Castle

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • Students socialising

    Students socialising

  • Laboratory

    Laboratory

  • Art student

    Art student

League table rankings

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