St Andrews is one of the top universities in the United Kingdom and, having been founded in 1413, is also Scotland’s oldest institution of higher education. Though many original buildings and landscape features have been replaced over the years with state of the art facilities, you can still see a thorn tree planted by Mary, Queen of Scots in St Mary's Quad. It also possesses one of the lowest student to staff ratios among Scottish universities: 12 to 1, allowing you personal access to your instructors.
You will have access to more than 140 clubs and societies with the Students Association, and be able to take advantage of a campus that is fully integrated with the city and the nearby nature, including the sandy beaches of Scotland’s east coast.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), St Andrews performed at the highest level in many subjects including, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, German, Mathematics, and Psychology. Additionally, it was named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2014; ranked 6th in the United Kingdom by the Complete University Guide.