Heriot-Watt University

4.2 from 91 ratings
Ranking
58/354 Universities
Location: 
4.5 / 122 reviews
Party Vibe: 
4.3 / 122 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.9 / 55 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
0.0 / 0 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.2 / 9 reviews

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Overview

Heriot-Watt, one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, was founded in 1821 as the world's first Mechanics Institute and gained university status by Royal Charter in 1966. The university is based in Edinburgh and has international campuses in Dubai and Malaysia.

  • Total Students
    10,895
  • Male / Female Students
    42% Female 58% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    80% Full Time 20% Part Time
  • International Students
    36% International 64% UK

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Heriot-Watt University Reviews

4.2 / 91 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    39
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    39
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Star
    1
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Anonymous

30th January 2018
Campus is really nice but far from town. Lecture theatre are modern. Student Union is s**t. Careers service is ok, the presence is felt.
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13th February 2018
Great university, helpful lecturers that is always willing to go the extra mile. Great facilities and good student life
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
7 London
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Bristol
4.5 / 154 reviews
10 Cardiff
4.5 / 113 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 / 122 reviews
12 Birmingham
4.4 / 215 reviews
13 Nottingham
4.3 / 175 reviews
14 York
4.4 / 76 reviews
15 Belfast
4.4 / 49 reviews
16 Lincoln
4.4 / 62 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Leonard Horner Hall
4.2 / 11 reviews
2 Robert Bryson Hall
3.9 / 12 reviews
3 New Halls
4.0 / 7 reviews
4 Christina Miller Hall
4.3 / 4 reviews
5 Jean Muir Student Village
3.6 / 7 reviews
6 Robin Smith Hall
3.6 / 5 reviews
7 George Burnett Hall
3.3 / 6 reviews
8 Lord Thomson Halls
3.7 / 3 reviews
9 Lord Home Hall
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Acroyoga
0.0 / 0 reviews
2 American Football
0.0 / 0 reviews
3 Anime and Manga
0.0 / 0 reviews
4 Arab Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
5 Archery
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Architectural Engineering
0.0 / 0 reviews
7 Athletics
0.0 / 0 reviews
8 Badminton
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 Baking Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Basketball
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 The Hive
4.3 / 44 reviews
2 Why Not (Edinburgh)
4.3 / 32 reviews
3 Cabaret Voltaire
4.5 / 18 reviews
4 ATIK (Edinburgh)
4.2 / 34 reviews
5 Silk
4.7 / 7 reviews
6 Finnegan's Wake
4.6 / 5 reviews
7 Opal Lounge
4.8 / 4 reviews
8 The Tron
4.8 / 4 reviews
9 The Mash House
4.4 / 5 reviews
10 Sneaky Pete's
5.0 / 2 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Heriot-Watt University
4.2 / 9 reviews
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Location Details

Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS
United Kingdom
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