St Andrews is a unique combination of ancient and modern, local and global. Founded in 1413 we are the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the most popular in the UK.
Once the centre of Scottish political and religious life, St Andrews retains many marvellous mediaeval buildings, juxtaposed with modern cutting-edge Science and Arts facilities.
The city is quite small – the University accounts for approximately half the population – but it has a distinctly cosmopolitan air due to the presence of students, teachers and support staff from over a hundred countries, as well as the constant infusion of visitors coming to experience the spectacular scenery and famous golf courses. Most people who live here believe we have the best of both worlds.
The university ranks in the top ten for research, teaching and the student experience. Perhaps its most distinguished feature, however, is the strong sense of community reinforced by the size and location of the town and the many cultural and social activities in the University.
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