Not only Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews has recently been judged Scotland’s top University in the latest Guardian University League Table. Furthermore it has ranked Fourth in the UK, behind only Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics. St Andrews has consistently ranked in the Top 10 over the last decade but must be delighted with the latest news.
The Anthropology, History and History of Art departments have all received the highest accolade from the Guardian, with Politics, Physics and Classics not far behind. The Guardian sets criteria based on the strength of teaching, student satisfaction and academic achievement of students, it is a highly regarded League Table within the UK.
The university is also the most popular Scottish University for overseas student, with around a third of the student population from countries out-with the UK. It has helped promote St Andrews as a vibrant and Cosmopolitan town and continues to encourage wider visitors and tourism to the area. The University, founded in 1413, has long stood as an important part of the town. Today it remains both a source of pride and an important place of employment; Currently employing over 1800 staff.
We are extremely proud of our local University and are looking forward to welcoming all the new and returning students after the Summer. We know it is fiercely competitive to gain a place here and we congratulate everyone one on their successful application.