The new national league table published today (23rd June 2011) ranks St Andrews as the leading university in Scotland and joint 6th in the UK. Oxford tops The Times Good University Guide 2012 league table for the tenth consecutive year.
St Andrews’ schools and subjects performed strongly in the new guide.
Physics and Astronomy, French, Social Anthropology, Geology, Russian, Chemistry, Middle Eastern and African Studies, German, Iberian Languages, Divinity, Philosophy, Computer Science, Art History, History, Maths, Medicine, Classics, Geography, International Relations, English, Management and Economics were all placed among the top ten in the UK.
Universities were rated on student satisfaction, quality of research, staff-student ratio, completion rates and spend per student on services and facilities. The guide also looked at entry standards, the percentage of students gaining good honours and graduate prospects.
St Andrews has improved its overall score and ranks amongst the best in the UK for student satisfaction, research quality, completion rates and good honours results for students.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson said, “To have maintained our position as one of the best in Britain and the only Scottish institution in the top ten at a time of such intense competition is a very gratifying reflection on the quality of teaching and research at St Andrews.”
A full version of the guide is published today at www.timesonline.co.uk.University news