University of St Andrews

About the institution

The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413. The town is on the coast and offers beaches, watersports, golf and a ruined castle and cathedral. Traditions include the ‘May dip’ swim in the North Sea. Most students study several subjects for their first two years before specialising for their final two years. The university has a partnership with the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, which offers the chance to take a joint degree from the two institutions, spending two years at each.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
9,737
Male UG students: 
40%
Female UG students: 
60%
Full-time students: 
86%
Under 21 on entry: 
88%
International: 
43%
Undergraduate: 
78%
Student-staff ratio: 
11.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
517.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 26%
2.1: 58%
2.2: 10%
Pass: 2%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

90%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
38%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,500
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment


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