University of St Andrews

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.


"The town is small but very beautiful and has everything you need. It's possible to walk to all the buildings of the university. The sports centre is small but the accommodation is great, it's very comfortable and well managed. Living in private accommodation can be tough, though, as there isn't enough of it in town and the prices are high."
"The town is lovely and campus is nice but accommodation is too expensive."
"It's a small town but that means that everything is within walking distance. Halls are great if you get in to the right one. The library is very nice but gets way too crowded during revision weeks."
"St Andrews is a small town in the middle of nowhere on the east coast. The style of student accommodation is one of the reasons I chose to study here, not many universities offer corridor-like accommodation and it's one of the best ways to make friends. However, student accommodation is very expensive, particularly once you move out of halls."
"I love the fact that St Andrews is a little isolated but still only a 40-minute bus ride from Dundee or one hour train journey from Edinburgh. I love that I can just nip over to the beach for a stroll by the sea. The array of sports offered is vast and the sports facilities are new and impressive. The library causes issues as there is often limited space. Accommodation is a bit of an issue as it's limited in terms of non-uni rented properties and halls are getting progressively more expensive."
"All facilities are in a great state. However, the housing is very expensive and competitive and many students struggle to find a house."
"The university is in a town that has ample access to facilities and commercial business. However, accommodation has been a problem lately due to letting agencies and shortages in hall accommodation."
"Amazing, though a bit in the middle of nowhere."
"The town is absolutely beautiful with three beaches, a castle and beautiful streets. The university buildings are spread throughout the town, making the whole town feel like a campus. The student accommodation is of a very high standard and located centrally with a mix of very modern to more traditional, early 1900s buildings."
"It's close to Edinburgh and Dundee so you can get access to Primark and other big city things. Student accommodation is dotted around the place so you can find accommodation near your subject pretty easily. Computer rooms and studying places are strategically placed throughout the town so you can always find somewhere suitable."

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