University of St Andrews
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Found Year: 1410
Address: College Gate
Introduction

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university, founded in the early 15th century. It is the third oldest university in the English speaking world. Teaching began in St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a papal bull in 1413. Over 900 degree courses are at the University across four faculties: Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science. About a third of its students come from Scotland while just under half are international, hailing from 140 different countries in total. The university has some of the lowest drop-out rates in the country. In 1892, the institution accepted its first women students, at a time when the majority of British universities still did not. The town of St Andrews is small – just 20,000 permanent residents live among protected conservation areas, meaning university staff along with 7,500 students makes up about half its population. Prominent St Andrew’s alumni include politician Alex Salmond, the inventor of logarithms John Napier, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine (née Middleton) Duchess of Cambridge.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
301-400
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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301-400
2018
301-400
2019
301-400
2020
301-400
2021
301-400
2022
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Earth Sciences
51-75
Geography
51-75
Ecology
101-150
Oceanography
151-200
Economics
151-200
Psychology
151-200
Finance
151-200
Public Administration
151-200
Key Statistics
9600
Total Enrollment
4230(44.1%)
International Students
7670
Undergraduate Enrollment
3080(40.2%)
International Students
1930
Graduate Enrollment
1150(59.6%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Ancient History
Arabic
Art History
Biblical Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Divinity
Economics & Finance
English
English Language Teaching
Environmental Geoscience
Film Studies
Film Studies (See Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies)
French
Geography
Geography & Geosciences
Geology
German
Greek
History
International Relations
Italian
Latin
Management
Mathematics & Statistics
Medicine
Modern Languages
Music
New Testament
Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies
Philosophy
Physics & Astronomy
Psychology
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Rcs)
Russian
Social Anthropology
Social Anthropology
Spanish
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development
Theological Studies
Theology (See Divinity)
Graduate Programs
Adults Support, Protection and Safeguarding
Adults with Learning Disabilities Who Have Significant and Complex Needs
Advanced Computer Science
Ancient History
Applied Statistics and Datamining
Art History
Artificial Intelligence
Bible and the Contemporary World
Bible and the Contemporary World (
Biblical Languages and Literature
Central and Eastern European Studies
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Conversion To Psychology
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creative Writing
Crossways in European Humanities
Cultural Identity Studies
Divinity
Early Modern History
Ecosystem-Based Management of Marine Systems
English Language Teaching (Collaborative)
English Language Teaching (Full-Time)
English Studies
Environmental Biology
Environmental Biology Conversion For
Environmental History
Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology: the Origins of the Mind
Film Studies
Finance
Finance and Management
French Studies
German Studies
Greek
Greek and Latin
Health Psychology
Health Psychology
History of Photography
Human Resource Management
Information Technology
International Business
International Political Theory
International Security Studies
International Strategy and Economics
Iranian Studies
Italian Studies
Languages and Linguistics
Latin
Management
Management and Information Technology
Management and Information Technology
Managing in the Creative Industries
Marine Mammal Science
Marketing
Mathematical, Physical and Molecular Sciences
Mathematics
Mediaeval English
Mediaeval History
Mediaeval Studies
Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies
Middle Eastern History
Modern & Contemporary Literature & Culture
Modern Hispanic Literature & Film
Modern History
Money, Banking and Finance
Museum and Gallery Studies
Networks and Distributed Systems
Neuroscience and Behavioural Biology
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Photonics
Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices
Psychology
Reformation Studies
Russian Studies
Scottish Historical Studies
Scripture and Theology
Shakespeare & Renaissance Literary Culture
Social Anthropology
Social Anthropology and Amerindian Studies
Social Anthropology with African Studies
Social Anthropology with Pacific Studies
Software Engineering
Spanish and Latin American Studies
Statistics
Sustainable Aquaculture
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development
Systematic and Historical Theology
Terrorism Studies
The Book: History and Techniques of Analysis
Theology, Imagination and the Arts
Women, Writing and Gender