University of St Andrews
Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of Papal Bull in 1413.
- The university is now one of Europe’s most research intensive seats of learning – over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts.
- It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Sunday Times and The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide.
- Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching and research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought after destinations for prospective students from the UK, Europe and overseas.
- It is Scotland’s most international university – a third of the student body of 7,800 is from overseas. It has a staff of 1,800 and maintains one of the strongest records in Europe for teaching quality, good degrees and student support.
- The University enjoys a 1:12 academic staff to student ratio and in the eight years it has entered the UK National Student Survey, St Andrews has consistently ranked among the top 5 universities for student satisfaction.
- It is currently joint top in the United Kingdom.
- In 2013 the University received on average 12 applications per place in the Arts, Sciences, Medicine and Divinity.