St. Andrews University

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I began my degree at St. Andrews in 1999. Whenever I told anyone where I was studying I would be met with a quizzically furrowed brow and a blank expression. Two years later the Prince William Factor transformed it into one of the most famous universities in Britain. However, St. Andrews has ... Read review

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Community Level 5VC81

VC81

Yes, Prince William was there too…... Review with images

AdvantagesBeautiful location, unique traditions, first class teaching

DisadvantagesCold weather

"I began my degree at St. Andrews in 1999. Whenever I told anyone where I was studying I would be met with a quizzically furrowed brow and a blank expression. Two years later the Prince William Factor transformed it into one of the most famous universities in Britain. However, St. Andrews has long been one of the most eminent seats of learning in the world, and tends to attract people that are too eccentric / alternative / spirited to want to go to ..." Read review
01.11.2005

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Community Level 1liltinky

liltinky

St Andrews rules

AdvantagesExcellant departments, friendly

DisadvantagesCan get claustrophobic

"I'm a second year student at St Andrews at the minute so you could say I know what I'm talking about. St Andrews is a great university, its small and everyone is really friendly. St Andrews is very multi-cultural so where ever you're from its easy to fit in. If you're interested St Andrews has more pubs per square foot than anywhere else in Britain!! But if you're into nightclubs then you'll be disappointed, St Andrews is a nightclub free zone. ..." Read review
05.05.2001

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Community Level 6weebagpuss

weebagpuss

Fantastic four years - rewritten

AdvantagesExcellent teaching, approachable and helpful staff,historic town, university traditions, small and friendly

DisadvantagesNo nightlife, cold and windy weather, the yahs and Prince William

"Well, I have just graduated from St Andrews, (2 days ago – it was fantastic!) and so I decided to rewrite my originally very short and almost churner-style opinion about the university where I have just spent my last four years, and hope to spend a further few years! (My willingness to stay on shows straight away just how great it is here!) St Andrews was founded in 1411, the first university in Scotland. Scottish academics, many of whom ..." Read review
01.10.2000

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gaudeamus igitur

AdvantagesPersonal, intimate

DisadvantagesToo intimate on occasions

"St Andrews is often touted as being a provincial backwater version of Oxbridge. Indeed the transport links are undeniably not the best, as to get to St Andrews can be an ordeal, with Leuchars, the nearest station being five miles away. This should not however deter people from coming, however the new air service from London City airport to Dundee is worth its weight in gold, especially if you are on the interview circuit during your final year, or ..." Read review
26.07.2000

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Community Level 1lorkinn

lorkinn

The 'real' University of St Andrews

AdvantagesFor a traditional education there is no better place

DisadvantagesNot all the staff are happy to deal with non-traditional students

"...climate for students, not so St. Andrews. Only a small minority of students are from Scotland never mind from Fife and Tayside. If you are a student from outwith the traditional background for St Andrews, think twice before applying you may well find it difficult to fit in. This is a shame because the size of the university, teaching areas and residences would lend itself well to students of all race,class and age being able to work well together. ..." Read review
07.06.2001

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