University of St Andrews

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University Ranking

The university has received top ratings three institutions by The Complete University Guide (University Rankings) and The Guardian (University Rankings), respectively. For the years 2018, 2020, and 2021, the university has held the third-place position in The Complete University Guide. The university was ranked second by The Guardian for the years 2020 and 2021 and third for the three years between 2017 and 2019.


As part of their ranking criteria, The Complete University Guide takes into account Graduate Prospects, Research Quality, Research Intensity, and Entry Standards. Entry Standards, Value-Added Services, Student-Staff Ratio, and Career Prospects are the main ranking factors used by The Guardian.


The university is placed 96 for 2021 in the QS - World University Ranking. The university is ranked between 201 and 250 in THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking for 2021. While Times Higher Education (THE) accords equal weight to Research, Teaching, and Citations at 30% each, QS places the greatest emphasis on Academic Reputation (40%) followed by Citations per Faculty at 20% and Faculty/Student Ratio each.

Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]301-400301-400301-400301-400NA
QS - World University Ranking [2]92971009691
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]143165198201-250201-250
The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK) [4]35334
The Guardian - University Rankings [5]33223
US News & World Report - Global Universities [6]248266266292342
Course Ranking

The Complete University Guide (University Rankings) and The Guardian (University Rankings) have given the university's business programmes good marks. According to The Complete University Guide's subject rankings, the university's Business & Management Studies (UK) programme has been rated the best for the previous five years, from 2017 to 2021. For four years in a row, from 2018 to 2021, The Guardian named the Business, Management & Marketing programme among the second best.


The Engineering and Technology course has been ranked 343 by QS Subject Ranking for 2020 when we talk about engineering courses. For five years in a row, from 2017 to 2021, The Complete University Guide has ranked the University of St. Andrews' Computer Science programme among the top five.


Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Accounting & Finance 101-150101-150101-150101-150NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics 101-125101-125101-125151-175151-175
The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK) 11112
The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing 22224
The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings123133
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By2018201920202021
QS - Engineering and Technology 301327343368
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers 201-250401-500501-600501-600501-600
The Complete University Guide - Computer Science54433
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics RankingsNANANA301-400NA
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings301-400201-300201-300201-300NA
QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings151-200151-200151-200151-200NA
QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings151-200151-200151-200201-250NA
QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings251-300251-300251-300201-250NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings72101-125101-125101-125151-175
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology Rankings52101-125101-125101-12570
The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings74553
The Complete University Guide - Physics & Astronomy Rankings24123
The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings44433
The Guardian - Guardian Physics Rankings11122
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings151-200151-200201-300201-300NA
QS - Politics Rankings51-10051-10051-10051-100NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts & Humanities Rankings4454473936
The Complete University Guide - Communication & Media Studies RankingsNANANA918
The Guardian - Guardian Media & Film Studies RankingsNANA212
The Guardian - Guardian Politics Rankings11111
Ranking for Medicine Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - QS - Medicine Rankings251-300251-300301-350301-350NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings176-200151-175251-300301-400301-400
The Complete University Guide - Medicine Rankings201925812
The Guardian - Guardian Medicine Rankings17152198
Ranking for Law Courses
Ranked By2021
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking201-300


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Established: 1595

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about University of St Andrews
Where is University of St Andrews located?

University of St Andrews is located in St Andrews, UK

How much does it cost to study in University of St Andrews?

The average first year cost to study in University of St Andrews is INR 3553890

What is the acceptance rate for University of St Andrews?

University of St Andrews has an acceptance rate of 12.5%

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