University of St Andrews
St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife
Ucas code: S36
What students say about this university857 comments (229 students)
St Andrews is sadly an expensive place to live (though it's definitely worth it.) Accommodation is the main expense but is is...
St Andrews is sadly an expensive place to live (though it's definitely worth it.) Accommodation is the main expense but is is just about affordable if you do any part-time work during the summer. Finding work is not much worse than anywhere else really but you need to be quick to apply for jobs during freshers week before theyre all gone×
Basically non-existant. The union is good, you don't feel like you have to but something to be in there, but there are no...
Basically non-existant. The union is good, you don't feel like you have to but something to be in there, but there are no common rooms or outdoor areas really. Sports facilities are good but the gym is quite small and usually busy.×
Blatantly obvious that the University has a disproportionate number of students paying International fees.Report
University Hall is the classy, party hall. By that I mean that it isn't cheap but attracts a friendly bunch of people who tend...
University Hall is the classy, party hall. By that I mean that it isn't cheap but attracts a friendly bunch of people who tend to be well-off, perhaps more so than in ''posher'' halls, but who are rarely posh. There are vodka bars, a type of event where hall residents get all you can drink vodka with mixers for free. It lies between Science and Arts. Sallies (St Salvators Hall) is the prettiest hall and the one that Prince William lived in, so it holds a reputation as the 'poshest' hall. There's still brilliant parties, but more along the lines of a civilised G&T. If you study languages, this is the perfect hall to be in. Mackintosh is brilliant, and has cocktail parties most Fridays. Its similar to University Hall but perhaps less outgoing. Regs (St Regulus Hall) is like Sallies but more so. DRA (David Russell Apartments) are the nicest accommodation and not as far out of town as you would think. They have heated floors. Most socialising will be with your flatmates at first, but it does become a party hall as the year goes on. New Hall (Agnes Blackadder Hall) is the worst of the nice halls. It is a maze which makes it hard to meet people not in your kitchen. It is perfectly placed for Science/Economics/Management, but quite far from Arts. John Burnett is a hall for idiots. All you need to know about Andrew Melville is that it is a sinking ship and the least popular hall (because it is a prison) Fife Park and Albany Park are cheap but crap. Don't live there unless you can't afford another hall. They have really awful accommodation and are ages away from anything.×
Some very interesting lecturers in diverse topics.Report
The library is OK, but there aren't enough computers or copies of in-demand books.Report
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students9,735
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time15%
of students are part-time
Male / Female57%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK46%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction75%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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