University of St Andrews

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Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university. It is the third oldest university in the English speaking world. Over 900-degree courses are available at the university across four faculties: Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science. About a third of its 8,000 students come from Scotland while just under half are international, hailing from 140 different countries in total.

  • The university has some of the lowest drop-out rates in the country.
  • In 1892, the institution accepted its first women students, at a time when the majority of British universities still did not.