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UCAS code: E56

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities. We attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors. As host to more than 40,000 students from some 156 countries, the University of Edinburgh continues to attract the world’s greatest minds.
Source: The University of Edinburgh website

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

72%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

77%

HIGH

Varied union activities

82%

HIGH

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Political

72%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22.5k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 73%

Number of students

41,240

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

63%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

39%

of students are male

Young / Mature

8%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

281 comments (72 students)
    • Facilities

      Good facilities although some libraries are hard to get a place in

      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

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    • Finances

      Pretty bad since the architecture course requires so much more to be bought and most of it is a waste of money and products

      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

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    • Overall

      Good facilities and good atmosphere at the uni. Although very demanding in the first year , maybe it's just my course but...

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      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

      Overall

      Good facilities and good atmosphere at the uni. Although very demanding in the first year , maybe it's just my course but you're expected to know so much at the very start.

      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

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    • Student Union

      Pretty good

      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

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    • Unilife

      Four stars: Great

      2023, 1st year student, Architecture

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    • Finances

      Three stars: Good

      2023, 1st year student, Linguistics

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