About University of St Andrews:

The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (following Oxford and Cambridge Universities). St Andrews was founded between 1410 and 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.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 291 317 263 243 293 283 315 306 327 323 323 352 363 396 416

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 173 237 217 215 - 249 209 201 216 244 245 278 289 301-350
Engineering 277 - 288 261 - 259 228 236 253 287 255 301-350 351-400 351-400
Life Sciences - 279 296 286 - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 351-400 451-500
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Natural Sciences 195 146 161 158 167 206 207 219 234 199 205 217 260 275
Social Sciences 294 - 235 - 293 281 - - 289 300 301-350 284 293 401-450

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 271 239 -
Chemistry 124 137 132 127 140 149 139 155 161 209 276
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400 351-400 -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - 451-500 - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 258 - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology 165 195 213 195 178 192 204 208 240 268 -
Geosciences 223 254 247 199 233 227 230 159 171 184 165
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 151 186 169 168 191 184 198 220 259 239 291
Mathematics - - - - - - 354 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 263 300 -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Physics 139 157 222 232 246 272 212 228 351-400 401-450 451-500
Plant & Animal Science 142 169 170 150 126 139 172 167 167 178 202
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - 277
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 235 261 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - 54 80 86
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -