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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 151 reviews
4.0 / 151 reviews
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Halls of Residence
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 39 reviews
4.0 / 39 reviews
Location
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
4.5 / 49 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.6 / 9 reviews
Party Vibe
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
4.3 / 49 reviews
Freshers' Week
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 52 reviews
3.9 / 52 reviews
Edinburgh University

Overview

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, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university

Student Stats

Number of students27625
Male : Female41 : 59
Fulltime : Part time90 : 10
UK :International66 : 34

Awards

Top 20 university for Freshers' Week

The University of Edinburgh Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars based on 151 reviews
4.0 / 151 reviews
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
4
1 Star
1
Campus/University buildings
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Sports facilities
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Student Union
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Careers service
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Organisation
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Inclusivity
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
Support for international students
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th April 2018
<p>good university, bit disorganised, nice people, good structure of lectures etc. i like the freedom and the facilites</p>
Campus/University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

15th March 2018
The campus is extensive, some faculties are located further than others. It can be a little tough to figure your way around, but google maps is your friend. I'd say that the facilities are quite good; the University tries to be accessible and comprehensive in its amenities for students. The careers service has a great website to be informed and apply to various positions, as well as appointments for a one-on-one chat with its consultants. My experience here, as an international student, has been quite good, despite a few hitches here and there.
Campus/University buildings
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
While LGBT inclusivity is attended to, the University does not have enough bursaries or scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Support for international students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I would prefer to have a dedicated service for international students that was more vocal and participatory.
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Course review , 30/05/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

This degree is very interesting. However, in the first and second year there is very limited contact hours. That means that much of the course is self-study. Not only does that make it difficult for motivation but it also limits growth because there is limited feeddback.
There are only two lectures and one tutorial a week which gives less than three total hours of contact in a week.
There were three assessments per semester in general. Which is adequate, yet there should be smaller assignments where we can get more feedback.

Course review , 30/05/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

The course (following the Scottish system) is 4 years long and to put this into context, I am currently finishing my second year at Edinburgh University.
The first two years of the course don't count towards the final degree result, and the course differs from most other universities in that you can choose different modules from completely different degree areas as well as your own to do alongside your degree. For example, I did French and Architectural History in first year, alongside Maths for Chemistry (as well as my degree).

Course review , 13/05/2017

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My degree content includes many areas of chemistry and physics, in particular the areas in which the two subjects overlap. The content is challenging but very interesting and the course is not offered by very many universities. I am really enjoying the course so far.

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Course module review - Senior Honours Project (Physics & Astronomy) Semester 1, 23/05/2016

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The Senior Honours Project has been one of the highlights of my degree programme. It was a Musical Acoustics project on pipe organs, and it showed me the diversity of applications of Physics. I thoroughly enjoyed the experimental part of the project and my enthusiasm was visible to anyone who would listen to me talk about it!

We were required to write a report and create a poster for the assessment of the project, both of which I also greatly enjoyed. It gave an insight into the process behind published papers, with a topic that I was keen to learn more about.

Senior Honours Project (Physics & Astronomy) Semester 1

Course module review - Chemistry 1A, 22/05/2016

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The course focused on Chemistry was overall great. The teaching was very good, although some of the professor may try to be more interactive when teaching the material. The material itself is challenging, but interesting and not too difficult. There is support from the staff when struggling, addittional revision sessions and online materials to help with difficult topics. The staff is knowledgeable and approachable.

Chemistry 1A
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Brae House
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.0 / 5 reviews
2 Lee House
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
3 South Clerk Street
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
4 Kincaid's Court
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
5 Holyrood North - Chester Flats and Studios
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Riego Street
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Turner House
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Kitchener House
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
9 Portsburgh Court
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
10 Warrender Park Road/Spottiswoode Street
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
6 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.5 / 50 reviews
7 Liverpool
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.5 / 55 reviews
8 Brighton
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 47 reviews
4.5 / 47 reviews
9 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.5 / 56 reviews
10 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
4.5 / 49 reviews
11 Nottingham
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 75 reviews
4.4 / 75 reviews
12 Glasgow
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.4 / 50 reviews
13 Birmingham
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 78 reviews
4.3 / 78 reviews
14 Lincoln
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
4.4 / 37 reviews
15 York
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 33 reviews
4.3 / 33 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Boxing Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Chemistry Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Cricket Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Female Voice Choir
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Murder Mystery Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 BLOGS - LGBT+ Society
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
7 Hockey Club (Women's)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
8 MathSoc
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
9 Medical Aid International Society (MAIS)
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 ATIK (Edinburgh)
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.4 / 19 reviews
2 The Hive
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.3 / 20 reviews
3 Why Not (Edinburgh)
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.3 / 12 reviews
4 Silk
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.7 / 6 reviews
5 Cabaret Voltaire
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
5.0 / 4 reviews
6 Finnegan's Wake
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
7 The Mash House
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 reviews
8 Opal Lounge
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
9 The Tron
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
10 The Liquid Room
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
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1 Edinburgh, University of
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 52 reviews
3.9 / 52 reviews
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Awards

Top 20 university for Freshers' Week

Location Details

Edinburgh
United Kingdom