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University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen | Grampian and Tayside

City

Ucas code: A20

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.
Source:University of Aberdeen website

What students say about this university

Dialog 1177 comments (324 students)
    • The downside

      Night life could be a lot more diverse than it is now.

      2012, 1st year, Scottish Law

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    • The downside

      Definately could have more arts related societies.

      2012, 2nd year, Physics

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    • The downside

      the cost of bus tickets is definately too high

      2012, 3rd year, Others In Medicine & Dentistry

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    • The downside

      Price of student accommodation is expensive.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Creative Arts & Design

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    • The downside

      quality of living in halls for some halls

      2012, 2nd year, Physiology

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    • The downside

      organizing course materials and dates

      2012, 1st year, Mechanics

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

72%

MED

Political

57%

MED

Varied union activities

64%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

61%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22.4k HIGH
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,000

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

30%

of students here are from outside the UK

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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.

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Where it's located

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