Consistently ranked among the UK’s top five universities, and one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction.

The University of St Andrews 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. In fact, it was the highest-ranking Scottish University in the 2020 Complete University Guide, and was judged to be the third best university in the UK.

Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching, 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 – 35% of the student body of 9,227 is from overseas, and a further 10% from Europe.