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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  • Such a welcoming uni who went all out to impress. Staff and undergraduates all made an impression and the facilities are second to none.  more »
  • This is a beautiful university in a beautiful town right on the water. I visited campus while in St Andrews and loved walking around the historic buildings. If you are in the town, definitely walk thr...  more »
  • It is so cool to be able to walk around a place where there is so much history. We were able to go into one of the library’s and look around a bit. The history is so amazing here.  more »
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  • For some time I've been trying to acquire a book of the history of St Andrews - all of it not just the golf course as it goes back to Roman times therefore is of interest to me. Being there made me keener to learn more of this wonderful place. Can anyone help me with this ? Like who built the Swilcan bridge & when ? I live in Australia so getting there to make inquiries is a little difficult.
  • I spent a month her in the summer of 1973. I stayed on campus and enjoyed my entire time here. I took several classes, and learned so much. Loved the golf course restaurant. Loved the town and people
  • Look at the obnoxious comments below of John Jones. This is the pompous attitude of many students at this university. Pompous, condescending, arrogant and worthless. It is a school that should be avoided, there is a high number of students at St Andrews who have committed suicide or died of illnesses because of their unhealthily university accommodations. Bad weather, very little sun, mold and damp and foul smells everywhere, and nothing to do in the three block town, in the middle of nowhere, pompous lecturers, small library, not enough student study spaces, all true. Why come here? It is miserable. Heed my warning, and avoid this dreadful place.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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