St. Andrews Named Top University in Scotland

18 September 2020

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 has named St. Andrews the best university in Scotland. It is also the 3rd best university in the UK overall after Oxford and Cambridge. Guardian University Guide 2021 also named St. Andrews the 2nd best university in the UK ahead of the University of Cambridge. 

St Andrews University is ranked the best in Scotland for student experience and scored highly for graduate prospects, teaching quality and completion rate.  It is the oldest university in Scotland and strongly recognised for its degree programmes in Neuroscience, International Relations, History of Art, Media and Film Studies, Philosophy, Computer Science and Biosciences.

Professor Sally Mapstone, St Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: “For a small Scottish university to be competing amongst the very best in the United Kingdom reflects our commitment to the highest standards of learning, teaching and student experience”.

Other universities ranked amongst the best in Scotland are the University of Glasgow (2nd) and University of Edinburgh (3rd). Robert Gordon University has been named Scottish University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Guide 2021. 

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Universities featured in this article:

  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Robert Gordon University
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