Graduation

University of St Andrews

UCAS code S36 View all courses (966)

Political Creative Town By the sea

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

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What students say about this university

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How students describe this university

Source: Which? student survey

We asked more than 16,000 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.

Sporty

AVG

65%

Creative

HIGH

74%

Political

HIGH

63%

Varied union activities

AVG

74%

Diverse local nightlife

LOW

29%

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score HIGH87%
This is the mean satisfaction rating from final-year students taking this subject here according to the National Student Survey. We’ve analysed the levels of overall satisfaction against other universities offering this subject to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low. <br /><br /><strong>Tip</strong>: this rating offers you a glimpse into what students on the ground think about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching on the course. <a href="/advice/what-do-student-satisfaction-scores-really-tell-you"><em>What do student satisfaction scores tell you?</em></a>
Average graduate salary MEDIUM£21.3k
This is the average salary graduates were earning six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, medium or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/>Tip: it’s best to take this figure with a pinch of salt when looking at it for all graduates at this university. Firstly, it’s measured only six months after someone leaves uni, and the course you choose will have a big bearing on how much you’ll earn.<br/><br/><a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>More on what graduate employment stats really tell you</em></a>
% of graduates in work or further study HIGH94%
This tells you what graduates are up to six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, in particular whether they’re working or in further study. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/><strong>Tip:</strong> see this as a short-term snapshot of life after this university rather than cast-iron guarantee of long-term prospects. The survey is carried out just six months after a student graduates, and the number will differ according to the specific degree you choose. <br><br> <a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>what graduate employments stats really tell you.</em></a>

Overall student satisfaction

93% of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

9,135 students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78% of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15% of students are part-time

Male / Female

57% of students are female

Young / Mature

20% of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

40% of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

73% of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you. More on what university league tables really tell you.

Where it's located

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