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University of Edinburgh

Creative Political Sporty Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: E56

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50* and placed 18th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities. We attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors. As host to more than 40,000 students from some 156 countries, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world’s greatest minds. *Times Higher Education World Rankings
Source:University of Edinburgh website

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.

Diverse local nightlife

77%

HIGH

Varied union activities

82%

HIGH

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Political

72%

HIGH

Creative

72%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22.5k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 72% LOW

Number of students

32,427

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

67%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

37%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 562 comments (157 students)
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