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St Andrews is top Scottish University again

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The University of St Andrews has been ranked top university in Scotland and 4th in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016 published this Sunday, 20 September 2015.

St Andrews is Scotland’s only representative in the UK top 20 in the league table made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider university experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

St Andrews has been Scottish University of the Year in the Guide for the past two years. This year Dundee, ranked 4th in Scotland and 37th in the UK, was awarded that accolade.

Commenting on the St Andrews performance the Guide states: “The University traditionally scores well in the annual National Student Survey of student satisfaction, although this year it loses its status as the top Scottish university to Dundee.

“Nevertheless, its fourth-place UK ranking puts it well clear of all other universities in Scotland.”

Welcoming the news Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson said: “This is another tremendous result. To be ranked best in Scotland once again and 4th in the UK is a tribute to the talent, creativity and dedication of our remarkable students and staff.

“We offer our warm congratulations to our neighbours Dundee University on being named The Times and Sunday Times University Guide Scottish University of the Year, a title which we have been proud to hold for the last two years in succession.”

Earlier this month St Andrews soared 20 places to 68th in the top 100 of the prestigious QS World Rankings 2015/2016, its highest place ever in a global ranking. It was the ninth year in succession that St Andrews has made the world’s top 100 universities.


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