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St Andrews Number One in The Guardian's Rankings


The University of St Andrews has, for the second year in a row, topped The Guardian’s 2024 University Guide. Oxford and Cambridge came second and third, respectively, with The London School of Economics and Imperial completing the top five.


Awarded a score of 100/100, the University has been awarded first place in nine subject rankings; Art History, Chemistry, English, History, International Relations, Management, Modern Languages, Neuroscience, and Pyschology. A further eleven subjects were ranked in the top five in the UK.


The Guardian’s guide takes into account factors such as student satisfaction with teaching and feedback, the student to staff ratio, and the post-graduate employment rate after 15 months.


Speaking to The Guardian, principal and vice-chancellor Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE called the achievement, “a great compliment to our fantastic academic and professional services staff, the university’s long-standing commitment to a very special blend of research-led teaching, and the hard work of our remarkable students.”


“To be ranked top last year was very special, to do it two years in succession risks becoming habit-forming.”



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