University of Aberdeen

About the institution

The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university. Five Nobel laureates are associated with the university. Its Old Aberdeen campus is two miles north of the city centre. Its other campus, the main base for its life sciences and medical facilities, is based in Foresterhill, the highest point of Aberdeen. Facilities include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre, a zoology museum, a dental school and Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
13,824
Male UG students: 
44%
Female UG students: 
56%
Full-time students: 
92%
Under 21 on entry: 
82%
International: 
23%
Undergraduate: 
75%
Student-staff ratio: 
13.4
Average UCAS tariff: 
446.1

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 14%
2.1: 50%
2.2: 18%
Pass: 1%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

92%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
47%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
A20
Student Recruitment and Admissions King's College Aberdeen Aberdeen
Postcode: 
AB24 3FX
Telephone number: 
01224 272000

Guardian university guide rank

36

out of 119

Times university guide rank

44

out of 128


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