Founded in 1413, The University of St Andrews is the oldest and highest ranked university in Scotland – Consistently ranked in the Top 5 in UK and number one in Scotland.

The university is a member of the 1994 Group, with great international reputation for teaching and research. It has 8,000 students and four academic faculties namely Arts, Science, Divinity and Medicine. It has achieved the highest ever ranking in the Guardian 2008 League Table – Top 4 in UK.

University Ranking Achievement:

- Winner of the Scottish University of the Year in 2006 and 2008 (awarded by the Sunday Times University Guide).

- Winner of the UK University of the Year in 2002.

- It is ranked first in Scotland and 5th in the UK by Guardian University Guide and The Times Online 2009.

- It is ranked 5th nationally by the Push League Table, Independent Good University Guide and Sunday Times 2008.

- It is ranked 5th (after Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE) in the Daily Telegraph League Table 2007.

- It is one of only 17 UK Universities which made it to the World Top 100 list in the THES-QS World University Rankings 2008. (World Rank: 83rd).

- It is ranked joint top in the UK for student satisfaction and top in Scotland for research, completion rates and students gaining a first or a 2:1 honour.

- 72% of staff across the university received a 5 or 5* rating in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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