Top Universities in Scotland 2017

The University of St Andrews was ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide 2017, with Edinburgh ranked in 19th place and Glasgow at 29th. St Andrews is the only Scottish university in the top ten in the Complete University Guide and it appears in the top ten for 22 of the 25 subjects it offers, coming 1st for Business & Management Studies.

Top 5 universities in Scotland 2017:
1 St Andrews
2 Edinburgh
3 Glasgow
4 Heriot-Watt
5 Dundee

The University of Aberdeen was ranked 7th in Scotland and 42nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide rankings 2017. Additionally, five subjects at the University of Aberdeen have been named among the best in the UK: Land & Property Management (2nd in UK, 1st in Scotland), Sociology (5th in UK), Civil Engineering (7th in UK), Creative Writing (10th in UK, 1st in Scotland), and General Engineering (10th in UK, 1st in Scotland).

The Complete University Guide 2017 assesses university performance based on a number of measures including: Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards, Student/Staff Ratio; Spending on Academic Services; Spending on Student Facilities; Good Honours degrees achieved; Graduate Prospects and Completion.