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University of St Andrews

959 University of St Andrews reviews

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(4.2)
  • University of St Andrews
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Maria Navas
31 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

History of Photography (MLitt)

University rating (3)

Coming from a country where clubs are free, I love the diversity at campus, however it feels not as inclusive.

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Sterling Hudspeth
21 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Arabic and International Relations MA (Hons)

University rating (4)

The facilities are great and the teaching staff and professors are lovely and very good at what they do. As with many Universities, the chief problems of the institution lie with the administration, which is often slow and cumbersome to deal with. It is also unlikely unlikely that you will be offered help from the university directly, but if you reach out you will very quickly be met with the assistance you need, even if the person you asked isn’t technically required to help you with whatever matter you’ve asked about. In short, everyone is very helpful, but you will have to ask for help. I can earnestly recommend every language program at the university aside from Spanish, other than that one outlier they are all very good and well organized. I would also recommend most programs at this university, aside from Spanish, Art History and Film Studies. The location is an optimal setting for serious academics, because the town itself doesn’t offer much of a night life; so if you need a university setting that will force you to get work done, this is the place for you. That being said, plenty of students often go out in droves to the many pubs in town and there is a very vibrant community of student societies and activities to take part in, so you’re unlikely to be bored here. If you enjoy sport, there is probably a team for you here no matter your skill level or how obscure your sport of choice is. The dance team and musical societies here are also top notch, despite this not by any means being an arts university. Within these teams and arts societies are a number of very tight knit communities, so you should have no trouble making friends either. On top of that, there are a plethora of lovely spaces to study in throughout the main town and its outskirts. I would definitely bring a car up if you can, because it’s much less of a hassle to get out of town if you have one on hand. Also, the housing market can be pretty brutal and quite expensive here, though that is a fairly universal trend recently. Overall, I would definitely recommend this Uni for it’s academics and community, but would caution anyone who needs a diverse range of options for shopping, eating, or a night out.

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Sarah
21 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Psychology MA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Due to St. Andrews being so small there’s a Gray community feeling as everyone is so familiar. Likewise because there isn’t a huge night live the university constantly organises a ton of events for students so they can still have fun. However due to being quite an upper class town, I have personally found difficulty fitting in as I can’t relate to the same life styles and experiences. I have a part time job to pay rent etc so it can be hard to balance my studies and have a social life. But I love the towns aesthetic and study spaces.

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simine
21 Mar 22

English and Modern History MA (Hons)

University rating (3)

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gavi
21 Mar 22

Modern History and Russian MA (Hons)

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tilly
21 Mar 22

Medicine MB ChB

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emma
21 Mar 22

Comparative Literature and English MA (Hons)

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21 Mar 22

Physics BSc (Hons)

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sabrina
21 Mar 22

International Relations MA (Hons)

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maj
21 Mar 22

Film Studies and Psychology MA (Hons)

University rating (4)

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