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Scotland's first university

Study at the University of St Andrews and experience world-class teaching, cutting edge research and the flexible structure of our degree programmes.

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St Andrews top in the UK for student satisfaction

The University of St Andrews is top in the UK for student academic experience in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

Equality and diversity

The University of St Andrews is committed to advancing gender equality representation, progression and success in higher education and research.

Best in Scotland and second best in the UK

The University of St Andrews has once again been ranked the best university in Scotland and second in the UK behind Cambridge, according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.