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Scottish Universities

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We compare all the best universities across the UK, that includes Scotland, and we’ve managed to rank the best Scottish universities. Scottish education is a little different from England in terms of qualifications and the like, but the ranking is still the same as we do for every area of education. The rankings below will allow you to quickly compare the best Scottish universities. You’ll be able to see exactly what it is that students past and present think of the various Scottish universities. You’ll also be able to see everything from detailed reviews, to facts and figures that back their rankings up. We understand better than anyone out there just how stressful it can be when applying to university, so we’ve provided you with some detailed rankings of the Scottish universities you can need! If you ever feel lost or if you're unsure whereabouts these universities are located, then don’t worry, you can always check out our map of UK universities.

University Average Rating % in study Students Reviews
1 University of Glasgow  (4.00) 88 20000 3
2 Heriot-Watt University  (3.90) 91 6280 5
3 University of Strathclyde  (3.75) 86 14760 8
4 Queen Margaret University  (3.75) 85 3940 1
5 University of Stirling  (3.75) 88 N / A 1
6 Abertay University  (3.73) 87 4200 14
7 University Of Dundee  (3.70) 87 10735 10
8 University of Edinburgh  (3.70) 90 19290 6
9 Edinburgh Napier University  (3.62) 87 11605 7
10 The Robert Gordon University  (3.50) 93 9495 2
11 Glasgow Caledonian University  (3.42) 90 14560 3
12 University of Aberdeen  (3.35) 87 16,000 5
13 University of the Highlands and Islands  (3.33) 0 7,000 4
14 University of the West of Scotland  (2.88) 82 15685 7
15 Glasgow School of Art  (2.75) 84 1465 1
16 Queen’s University, Belfast  (0.00) 88 17210 0