St Andrews named one of UK’s top universities

Sunday 13 September 2009

The University of St Andrews has been named top in Scotland and 5th in the UK in the new Sunday Times University Guide 2010 published today (Sunday September 13th 2009).

The result caps the most successful run of league table results in the University’s history.

In the leading tables published in 2009, St Andrews was 1st in the National Student Survey, 3rd in the Guardian University Guide, 4th in the Times Good University Guide, 5th in the Sunday Times University Guide and 7th in the Independent Complete University Guide.

The results are the highest ever achieved by St Andrews and the highest ever by a Scottish university.

The Sunday Times has described St Andrews as ‘now firmly established as the leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.’

The strong performance of Scotland’s oldest university is attributable to high scores in student satisfaction, entry standards, good honours, staff-student ratio, research quality and completion rates.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson said, “We are delighted by these results, they are deeply gratifying. They reflect the dedication, engagement and commitment to excellence of everyone who works and studies at St Andrews.

“We are also very proud that as a relatively small Scottish university we have been able to sustain such a strong performance at the highest level of UK higher education.”

The Guide is published as a supplement in the Sunday Times today. Further details are available at


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