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University of St Andrews, St. Andrews

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St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

Founded in the fifteenth century, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world.

Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of Papal Bull in 1413.

The University is now one of Europe's most research intensive seats of learning - over a quarter of its turnover comes from research grants and contracts. It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK's top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Times, The Guardian and the Sunday Times.
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  • When I was walking around the town, I always was thinking that every building in St Andrews belongs to the university. And I'm almost right. So, if you want to see the university, you have to walk a w...  more »
  • Only went into Younger Hall for the festival, which was OK but not fantastic. Generally seemed very amateurly put together. No local advertising or awareness - our hotel was opposite and they were not...  more »
  • Our second visit to the town and visit to the university, a very inviting friendly town. An amazing set of buildings and grounds, lots to see. 
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  • Went to this place as part of Eastern Scotland Tour. Nice Uni town with plenty of history. Of course, the famous St Andrews golf course is not far from the town.
  • Excellent education on the whole, insanely many international students, a lot of very smart people. As with all universities there are quirks within the university system, especially given the increase in student numbers in some subjects. One major downside to studying so far north, however, is the lack of sun light throughout the winter.
  • What a charming place to go to University. What an amazing town to live and work, and study.
  • Great looking building. Why i speak of building and not lectures like others is bcz i never studied here but was happy to take a trip.
  • First class university, very friendly