University of Edinburgh

About the institution

The University of Edinburgh dates back to 1583 and is typically ranked among the top universities in the QS World University Rankings. Its degree programmes are usually four years, allowing students to study a range of subjects in their first two years before specialising. All undergraduate accommodation is a short walk from the city centre, which is particularly well known for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival held there each summer. Charles Darwin was an undergraduate at the university’s medical school from 1825 to 1827.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
27,623
Male UG students: 
41%
Female UG students: 
59%
Full-time students: 
97%
Under 21 on entry: 
89%
International: 
27%
Undergraduate: 
69%
Student-staff ratio: 
12.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
484.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 21%
2.1: 47%
2.2: 13%
Pass: 1%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

89%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
55%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment


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