University of St Andrews

  • university of st andrews
    crest of the university of st andrews
    university of st andrews shield
    latin: universitas sancti andreae apud scotos
    motto
    ancient greek: Αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν
    (aien aristeuein)[1]
    motto in english
    ever to excel
    or
    ever to be the best
    typepublic research university/ancient university
    established1413 (1413)[2]
    endowment£90.0m (as of 31 july 2019)[3]
    budget£251.2 million (2018-19)[3]
    chancellorthe lord campbell of pittenweem
    rectorsrdja popovic
    principalsally mapstone
    academic staff
    1,137[3]
    administrative staff
    1,576[3]
    students8,984[4]
    undergraduates7,221[4]
    postgraduates1,763[4]
    location
    st andrews
    ,
    scotland, uk
    campuscollege town
    coloursunited college, st andrews

    st mary's college

    school of medicine

    st leonard's college

    affiliationseua
    europaeum
    universities scotland
    universities uk
    wallace group
    sutton 13
    sportswww.st-andrews.ac.uk

    the university of st andrews (scots: university o st andras; abbreviated as st and, from the latin sancti andreae, in post-nominals) is a public university in st andrews, fife, scotland. it is the oldest of the four ancient universities of scotland and, following oxford and cambridge universities, the third-oldest university in the united kingdom and english-speaking world. st andrews was founded in 1413 when the avignon antipope benedict xiii issued a papal bull to a small founding group of augustinian clergy.

    st andrews is made up of a variety of institutions, comprising three colleges — united college (a union of st salvator's and st leonard's colleges), st mary's college, and st leonard's college, the last named being a non-statutory revival of st leonard's as a post-graduate society. there are 18 academic schools organised into four faculties.[5] the university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town. the academic year is divided into two semesters, martinmas and candlemas. in term time, over one-third of the town's population are either staff members or students of the university.[6] the student body is notably diverse: over 145 nationalities are represented with 45% of its intake from countries outside the uk; about one-eighth of the students are from the rest of the eu and the remaining third are from overseas—15% from north america alone.[7][8] the university's sport teams compete in bucs competitions,[9] and the student body is known for preserving ancient traditions such as raisin weekend, may dip, and the wearing of distinctive academic dress.[10]

    in the latest national league tables, the university is ranked second in the uk by the guardian[11] and within the top three in others.[12][13] it has been twice named "university of the year" by the times and sunday times' good university guide, one of only two uk universities to achieve this.[14][15] in 2019, st andrews had the third-highest entry standard of undergraduate admission in the uk, after oxford and cambridge, and attained an average ucas entry tariff of 207 points.[16] the guardian ranks the schools of classics, economics and finance, geography and sustainable development, history of art, international relations and, physics and astronomy first[17] whilst the times and sunday times ranks the schools of english, anatomy and physiology and middle eastern and african studies first[18] and the complete university guide ranks anatomy and physiology, management, middle eastern and african studies and, physics and astronomy first.[19] the times higher education world universities ranking names st andrews among the world's top 50 universities for social sciences, arts and humanities.[20][21] st andrews has consistently held the highest student satisfaction scores amongst all multi-faculty universities in the united kingdom.[22]

    st andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians. recent alumni include the former first minister of scotland alex salmond; cabinet secretary and head of the civil service mark sedwill; chief of the secret intelligence service (mi6) alex younger; former secretary of state for defence sir michael fallon; olympic cycling gold medalist chris hoy; and royals prince william, duke of cambridge, and catherine, duchess of cambridge. six nobel laureates are among st andrews' alumni and former staff: two in chemistry and physiology or medicine, and one each in peace and literature.

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University of St Andrews
Crest of the University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews shield
Latin: Universitas Sancti Andreae apud Scotos
Motto
Motto in English
Ever to Excel
or
Ever To Be The Best
TypePublic research university/ancient university
Established1413 (1413)[2]
Endowment£90.0M (as of 31 July 2019)[3]
Budget£251.2 million (2018-19)[3]
ChancellorThe Lord Campbell of Pittenweem
RectorSrdja Popovic
PrincipalSally Mapstone
Academic staff
1,137[3]
Administrative staff
1,576[3]
Students8,984[4]
Undergraduates7,221[4]
Postgraduates1,763[4]
Location,
CampusCollege town
ColoursUnited College, St Andrews

St Mary's College

School of Medicine

St Leonard's College

AffiliationsEUA
Europaeum
Universities Scotland
Universities UK
Wallace Group
Sutton 13
Sportswww.st-andrews.ac.uk

The University of St Andrews (Scots: University o St Andras; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a public university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and, following Oxford and Cambridge universities, the third-oldest university in the United Kingdom and English-speaking world. St Andrews was founded in 1413 when the Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII issued a papal bull to a small founding group of Augustinian clergy.

St Andrews is made up of a variety of institutions, comprising three colleges — United College (a union of St Salvator's and St Leonard's Colleges), St Mary's College, and St Leonard's College, the last named being a non-statutory revival of St Leonard's as a post-graduate society. There are 18 academic schools organised into four faculties.[5] The university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town. The academic year is divided into two semesters, Martinmas and Candlemas. In term time, over one-third of the town's population are either staff members or students of the university.[6] The student body is notably diverse: over 145 nationalities are represented with 45% of its intake from countries outside the UK; about one-eighth of the students are from the rest of the EU and the remaining third are from overseas—15% from North America alone.[7][8] The university's sport teams compete in BUCS competitions,[9] and the student body is known for preserving ancient traditions such as Raisin Weekend, May Dip, and the wearing of distinctive academic dress.[10]

In the latest national league tables, the university is ranked second in the UK by The Guardian[11] and within the top three in others.[12][13] It has been twice named "University of the Year" by The Times and Sunday Times' Good University Guide, one of only two UK universities to achieve this.[14][15] In 2019, St Andrews had the third-highest entry standard of undergraduate admission in the UK, after Oxford and Cambridge, and attained an average UCAS Entry Tariff of 207 points.[16] The Guardian ranks the Schools of Classics, Economics and Finance, Geography and Sustainable Development, History of Art, International Relations and, Physics and Astronomy first[17] whilst The Times and Sunday Times ranks the Schools of English, Anatomy and Physiology and Middle Eastern and African Studies first[18] and the Complete University Guide ranks Anatomy and Physiology, Management, Middle Eastern and African Studies and, Physics and Astronomy first.[19] The Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking names St Andrews among the world's Top 50 universities for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.[20][21] St Andrews has consistently held the highest student satisfaction scores amongst all multi-faculty universities in the United Kingdom.[22]

St Andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians. Recent alumni include the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond; Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Mark Sedwill; Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) Alex Younger; former Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon; Olympic cycling gold medalist Chris Hoy; and royals Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Six Nobel Laureates are among St Andrews' alumni and former staff: two in Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine, and one each in Peace and Literature.

Other Languages
Bahasa Melayu: Universiti St Andrews
Simple English: University of St Andrews
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Univerzitet u St Andrewsu
Tiếng Việt: Đại học St. Andrews