University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Founded in 1411, this university forms the centre of town.
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  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,101 contributions
    I was in awe at the quality of education at this University
    I am a retired University administrator in the U.S. and looked forward to visiting St. Andrews University which is situated in the older portion of town amongst private homes and buildings housing pubs and boutiques. St. Andrews is the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland. This 600-year old is one of the top 100 universities in world, ranked for philosophy and divinity and rated better than Oxford and Cambridge in 2021. Research, teaching quality, entry standards and student satisfaction enter into these rankings. The buildings oozed with the history of this institution.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 3 August 2022
  • Victoria B
    Raleigh, North Carolina1,632 contributions
    Wonderful Sites
    Learning more and more since my visit. We walked through St. Salvador College, admiring Sally's Quad and the beautiful chapel. We also took a peek at St. Mary's College (the school of Divinity), now I'm learning that St. Salvador's College is considered "The United College" in conjunction with St. Leonard's College. All of it as a whole is The University of St. Andrews. Anyway, we really enjoyed ourselves in "The Courtyard of the United College" (Sally's Quad). The maintenance of the landscaping was pristine and the buildings hold such history! A must-see and if you can get a student-lead tour, go for it!
    Visited August 2022
    Written 19 April 2023
  • IAN D
    Wigan, United Kingdom19,464 contributions
    Lovely building
    I stumbled on and so glad. Went through a small gate and saw these lovely buildings based around a formal square. Third only university in the country dating from 15th century
    Visited October 2021
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 October 2021
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Victoria B
Raleigh, NC1,632 contributions
Aug 2022
Learning more and more since my visit. We walked through St. Salvador College, admiring Sally's Quad and the beautiful chapel. We also took a peek at St. Mary's College (the school of Divinity), now I'm learning that St. Salvador's College is considered "The United College" in conjunction with St. Leonard's College. All of it as a whole is The University of St. Andrews. Anyway, we really enjoyed ourselves in "The Courtyard of the United College" (Sally's Quad). The maintenance of the landscaping was pristine and the buildings hold such history! A must-see and if you can get a student-lead tour, go for it!
Written 19 April 2023
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Laura M
Bedford Hills, NY29 contributions
Feb 2023
Anyone would be fortunate to be able to spend four years studying at the University of St. Andrews. From the storied traditions to the educational experience, we immediately got a sense of the tremendous value of studying there.
Written 27 February 2023
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,101 contributions
Jul 2022
I am a retired University administrator in the U.S. and looked forward to visiting St. Andrews University which is situated in the older portion of town amongst private homes and buildings housing pubs and boutiques. St. Andrews is the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland. This 600-year old is one of the top 100 universities in world, ranked for philosophy and divinity and rated better than Oxford and Cambridge in 2021. Research, teaching quality, entry standards and student satisfaction enter into these rankings. The buildings oozed with the history of this institution.
Written 3 August 2022
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Norman J
Woking, UK558 contributions
May 2022
This is a beautiful university, the main part set around a green quadrangle and other parts spread throughout the town. The third oldest university in the English speaking world and the oldest in Scotland it is well worth a visit
Written 10 May 2022
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,250 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Very nice to walk around the University buildings. So majestic and we'll preserved on the outside. We just walked and peeked in the various courtyards.
Written 10 May 2022
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M. McCarthy
7 contributions
Sep 2021
Inside the buildings is not accessible unless you are on a student tour. Just wandering the grounds is enjoyable. St Andrews is the oldest University in Scotland and was founded in 1413.
Written 9 November 2021
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,464 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I stumbled on and so glad. Went through a small gate and saw these lovely buildings based around a formal square. Third only university in the country dating from 15th century
Written 18 October 2021
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Tony N
St. Andrews, UK18 contributions
Sep 2021
A most unwelcoming place now, not the happy place of my younger years. Damp and mouldy accommodation where a blocked fireplace has not been compensated for by new ventilation. Mould growth in shower room must be threat to student and visitor health. Clearly profit put first rather than student welfare. Breakfast was not an inspection due to poorly cooked eggs.
Students tell stories of a petty dictatorship set up by ‘Aunt Sally’ and her little sister Claire?? Apparently students receive a weekly email telling them what they were allowed to do at the weekends. I thought this was a joke until I was shown one from a few months ago.
Academic departments sound good from the students I spoke to during my day and night here.
Shocked at the state of my old university.
Written 11 September 2021
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Bernard
London, UK237 contributions
Sep 2021
Some beautiful buildings here, adding to the historic nature of the city centre. Town was buzzing with life. City tourist office was great in providing information.
Written 11 September 2021
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TonyTWolfe
Fife, UK56 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Covid obsession on the part of the senior management can be seen just by looking at the front page of the website. ‘Aunt Sally’ sends students regular emails to tell them how to be good little boys and girls as if they are all five year olds. Summer manifestation of Covid obsession was the far from subtle coercion of a mostly healthy body of students into taking an experimental vaccine as protection from a disease less of a threat to them than crossing Market Street. Remember, Big Sister is watching you!
Written 8 September 2021
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