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University top in Scotland again

The University of St Andrews has once again been named top university in Scotland by a national league table.

The new online Good University Guide published yesterday (Monday 30 July 2007) places St Andrews 5th in the UK.  The high ranking is attributed to the University’s top rating for research in Scotland and its runaway success in last year’s National Student Survey.

Out of 113 institutions rated, the top five universities are listed as Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, London School of Economics and St Andrews.

Universities were rated on student satisfaction, research, staff-student ratio, completion rates and spend per student on academic services and facilities. They also looked at entry standards, the percentage of students gaining good honours and graduate prospects.

In addition to St Andrews being placed top in the UK for student satisfaction, the University’s Schools of Divinity and Psychology were ranked third best in the UK.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang said, “We are delighted. Given that we do not have the additional spending power and competitive advantage which tuition fees have given our sister institutions south of the border, to again figure in the top ten of a national UK table is a good result not just for St Andrews but for Scottish higher education.”

The full guide and tables can be found at www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk
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Issued by the Press Office, University of St Andrews
Contact Gayle Cook, Press Officer on 01334 467227 / 462529, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Ref:  Good University Guide 2007
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