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St Andrews is Scottish University of the year again

The University of St Andrews will be named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2015, to be published this Sunday, 21 September 2014.

The Guide will also reveal that St Andrews has been ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom, its highest ever ranking by either The Times or The Sunday Times. In addition to being judged Scottish University of the Year, St Andrews was shortlisted for the title of UK University of the Year.

Welcoming the news Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson said:

“We are absolutely delighted by these results. For an institution of our size and resources to rank first in Scotland and third in the UK is a terrific achievement. This ranking is a testament to the strength of our most important resources: the talent, creativity and dedication of our remarkable students and staff. We have long been recognized as the third oldest university in the UK, we are very pleased to be recognized as the third best.”

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said:

“The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 provides students and their parents with an invaluable first reference point on the path to finding a university place. The University of St Andrews, which celebrated its 600th anniversary in 2013, registers by far the best scores north of the border in the National Student Survey and remains the only Scottish university in the top 20 of our league table.”

The new Guide reveals that St Andrews has moved from 4th to 3rd in the UK, that its student satisfaction rating of 86.3% is the highest in Scotland and one of the highest in the UK, its facilities spend per student is the highest in Scotland at £2346 and its graduate prospects are the second highest in Scotland.

Earlier this month the University of St Andrews ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world for the eighth year in succession, in the QS World University Ranking 2015.

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