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University of St Andrews

St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife

Creative Political 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
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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.

Diverse local nightlife

33%

LOW

Political

64%

HIGH

Sporty

69%

MED

Creative

69%

HIGH

Varied union activities

69%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 89% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20.5k MED

Number of students

10,731

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

42%

of students are male

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

47%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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