University of Edinburgh - Ratings, Reviews & Ranking

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
4.2
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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

Edinburgh receives approximately 60,000 applications every year, making it the second most popular university in the UK by volume of applications. After St Andrews, it is the most difficult university to gain admission into in Scotland, and 9th overall in the UK.

Alumni of the university include 23 Nobel Prize winners, 2 Turing Award winners, 1 Abel Prize winner, 1 Fields Medal winner, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, and several Olympic gold medallists.

Overview
Area of Study
Level
Type of Student
Status When Reviewing
Gender

4.2
out of 5

Overall Score

23.1%

of those seeking jobs were employed in their area of study within 6 months of graduation.

42.1%

say the majority of the classes record their attendance.

95.5%

say they always feel safe on Campus

Academic Staff
5 Stars 33.3%
4 Stars 45.5%
3 Stars 16.7%
2 Stars 1.5%
1 Star 3%
Campus Facilities
5 Stars 39.4%
4 Stars 42.4%
3 Stars 15.2%
2 Stars 1.5%
1 Star 1.5%
Area of Study
5 Stars 42.4%
4 Stars 42.4%
3 Stars 12.1%
2 Stars 1.5%
1 Star 1.5%
Administrative Staff
5 Stars 46.2%
4 Stars 30.8%
3 Stars 13.5%
2 Stars 3.8%
1 Star 5.8%
Sports Facilities
5 Stars 47.5%
4 Stars 39%
3 Stars 13.6%
2 Stars 0%
1 Star 0%
Social Scene
5 Stars 54.8%
4 Stars 29%
3 Stars 16.1%
2 Stars 0%
1 Star 0%
Reviews
Area of Study
Level
Type of Student
Status When Reviewing
Gender
Gwen
Area Of Study :
Medicine
Level :
Postgraduate
Type of Student :
International
Status When Reviewing :
Student
Gender :
Female
Started Here In :
2020
Specific Area of StudyPsychlogy
Did You Find a Job in Your Area of Study Within 6 Months of Graduation?No
Were You Happy with the Choice of Clubs and Societies Here?Yes
Were you happy with the food options available on Campus?Yes
Were you happy with the quality of the WiFi available on campus?Yes
Are there enough computer labs for all the students?Yes
Do you think you weekly living expenses were manageable for a student?Yes
Were you satisfied with the student support services available on campus?Yes
Would You Recommend This Institute?Yes
Did you always feel safe on campus?Yes
" Being able to study at the University of Edinburgh is an overall great experience of my education life. During the pandemic, the university tried their best to organize everything both online and offline. The support team and staff were helpful overall. "
10 Jul 2021
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Area of Study
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Administrative Staff
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Sally
Area Of Study :
Social Sciences
Level :
Postgraduate
Type of Student :
International
Status When Reviewing :
Student
Started Here In :
2020
Would You Recommend This Institute?Yes
" The overall experience in Edinburgh is wonderful. A good environment and all the staff have a high academic level, which is what I really care about. I also really recommended the main library, especially the facilities there. You can not only have Windows PC but also the Mac, which is quite convenient to every student. "
28 Jun 2021
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Lana Smith
Area Of Study :
Health & Social Care
Level :
Postgraduate
Type of Student :
Mature
Status When Reviewing :
Student
Gender :
Prefer_not_to_say
Started Here In :
2020
Campus AttendedOnline due to COVID-19 pandemic
Specific Area of StudyPsychology
Were You Happy with the Choice of Clubs and Societies Here?Yes
Do you think you weekly living expenses were manageable for a student?Yes
Did the majority of your classes record your attendance?No
Were you satisfied with the student support services available on campus?Yes
Would You Recommend This Institute?Yes
" Although the experience was not as expected, due to teaching being online - the staff have been extremely flexible in order to do their utmost. The course content was good, although fast-paced and sometimes overwhelming. The support was far more limited than my undergraduate experience at Northumbria university. "
21 Jun 2021
Academic Staff
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Administrative Staff
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EF
Area Of Study :
Social Sciences
Level :
Postgraduate
Type of Student :
Traditional
Status When Reviewing :
Student
Gender :
Female
Started Here In :
2019
Campus AttendedOnline distance learning
Specific Area of StudyMental Health Psychology
Would You Recommend This Institute?Yes
" I was an online part-time masters student, so cannot comment on the campus facilities. However, I would recommend online learning, I found my modules and the staff to be conducive to high quality learning opportunities. "
3 Jun 2021
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Campus Facilities
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Tasha Wilcox
Area Of Study :
Natural Sciences
Level :
Postgraduate
Type of Student :
Traditional
Status When Reviewing :
Student
Gender :
Female
Started Here In :
2020
Campus AttendedKings
Specific Area of StudyEnvironmental sustainability
Were you happy with the quality of the WiFi available on campus?Yes
Do you think you weekly living expenses were manageable for a student?Yes
Did the majority of your classes record your attendance?No
Would You Recommend This Institute?Yes
Did you always feel safe on campus?Yes
" Loved my time here despite Covid, lovely university which is a world leader in sustainability. Most teaching staff seemed good and the course challenged me but I enjoyed it. Shame about no field trips, I do want some money back "
26 May 2021
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