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University of St Andrews maintains 1st position in Guardian University Guide 2024

09 September 2023

The University of St Andrews has maintained its ranking as the best university in the UK in the 2024 edition of the Guardian University Guide.

It is the second year in a row that the leading Scottish university has finished top of the Guardian Guide, this year extending its gap to the Oxbridge pair of Cambridge and Oxford. In terms of subject ranking, 20 courses taught at St Andrews were ranked in the UK top five, with Art History, Chemistry, English, History, International Relations, Management, Modern Languages, Neuroscience and Psychology all ranked first.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE said: “To be ranked top last year for the first time was very special. To upset the old order two years in succession may be habit forming. It is a great compliment to all of our fantastic academic and professional services staff, and our remarkable students.

“The Guardian ranks on the factors which, it argues, combine to demonstrate a strong academic student experience. Our preeminent position is as much about the commitment of our staff to deliver a very special blend of research-led teaching as it is about the hard work and achievements of St Andrews students.”

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