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Top Five Universities in Scotland
1. University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is not only the best university in Scotland, it is also the best in the whole of the UK following the publication of the 2022 Times Good University Guide rankings. Originally founded in 1413, making it one of the oldest universities in the world, St Andrews was rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is the best university in the UK for student experience.
The University of St Andrews has an international community from over 140 countries and around 40% of students come from outside the UK. A friendly and welcoming community offers a huge variety of opportunities, with over 150 different societies and clubs, all formed by students about the things they love.
The University of St Andrews is in a truly beautiful location, part of the small town of St Andrews, which sits on the east coast of Scotland beside the sea. This unique setting is a wonderful place to live and study.
2. University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow was crowned the Scottish University of the Year for 2017 as it made huge improvements in the areas of graduate prospects, completion rates, teaching quality and student experience.
In addition to impressing in national rankings, Glasgow is also making leaps globally. The University is currently in the top 100 universities in the world (THE and QS global rankings) and welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.
3. University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is amongst the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Academically, Edinburgh holds a strong reputation for medicine and science, being home to numerous discoveries and inventions such as anaesthetic, penicillin and the telephone. The University also has the oldest Department of English Literature in the UK.
4. University of Strathclyde
Located in the centre of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde prides itself in providing excellent teaching and professionally-accredited courses. Close links with industry present both internship and placement opportunities. The University of Strathclyde is a 2019 THE University of the Year winner, and the only university to win this prestigious award twice.
5. University of Aberdeen
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s ancient universities and is ranked 158th in the world and 22nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
Students from 130 countries across the world come to study flexible and exciting degree programmes in a vibrant, creative and ambitious city. Aberdeen is known for its historic charm and cosmopolitan community and is the gateway to some of Scotland’s most beautiful coastlines and countryside.