University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Political Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife Creative Campus City

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)

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

Sporty

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

79%

HIGH

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Political

70%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 76% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 95% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22.4k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,340

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

26%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

25%

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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Where it's located

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