University of St Andrews

St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife

Political Creative Town By the sea

Ucas code: S36

St Andrews is a unique combination of ancient and modern, local and global. Founded in 1413 we are the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. The city is quite small the University accounts for approximately half the population but it has a distinctly cosmopolitan air due to the presence of students and staff from more than a hundred countries.
Source:University of St Andrews website

What students say about this university

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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.

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Creative

73%

HIGH

Sporty

68%

MED

Political

63%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

34%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 87% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

93%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

9,465

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

46%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • New Hall student accommodation

    New Hall student accommodation

  • University rugby

    University rugby

  • St Salvators Quad

    St Salvators Quad

  • Library

    Library

  • Medicine lab

    Medicine lab

  • Modern languages lecture

    Modern languages lecture

  • School of management

    School of management

  • Seminar

    Seminar

League table rankings

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