Place Category: Traditional
The University of St Andrews (founded in 1410) is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (after Oxford and Cambridge).
It is located in the town of St Andrews (known also as the home of golf), on the east coast of Scotland.
It is a highly traditional university with a strong academic focus. It is a research-intensive university and consistently ranks highly in areas such as Physics and Astronomy, Divinity, Arts and Humanities. The University also has its own medical school.
It is famous as the place where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) met as students and it is also renowned for its Nobel Prize winners (no fewer than six of its graduates and academics have been awarded Nobel Prizes).