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Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh (UoE) is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Britain and Ireland’s seven ancient universities. A world leading research-intensive university, UoE offers boasts entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture that attracts students and staff from across the globe.
Edinburgh University first begun as a college of law before expanding into a formally established college, under the Royal Charter of King James VI of Scotland on 14th April 1582.
UoE is made up of three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Within these three colleges, there are 20 academic schools.
Average International Baccalaureate (IB) score
What is UoE's QS World University Ranking?
How many colleges does UoE have?
3 colleges containing 21 schools
What is UoE's student-faculty ratio?
What is the percentage of international students at UoE?
What is the median starting salary of UoE graduates?
What percentage of UoE students are male and what percentage are female?
40% male and 60% female
How hard is it to get into UoE?
The University of Edinburgh is a very competitive institution with an acceptance rate of only 10%.
UoE's popular 4 year PPE degree examines different interdisciplinary perspectives on many of the pressing issues of the modern world.
Medicine at UoE offers an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for contemporary medicine. The breadth of knowledge expands exponentially, focusing on research and clinical practice.
UoE's 4 year degree examines the global, dynamic climate of contemporary business and management, offering courses in areas such as international business, entrepreneurship and climate change.
UoE's School of Biological Sciences offers several programs spanning the breadth of biology. Studies reveal core scientific knowledge on how organisms function, and results in application.
UoE's computer science students engage in the everything from the practical techniques of programming to making links to other subjects such electronics, physics, mathematics, biology and psychology.
Students study a wide variety of courses, starting with those focused on the origins of life, the basics of ecological theory, and global environmental processes.
UoE boasts some of the most accomplished alumni in the world including 20 Nobel laureates including winners of Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace, Literature and the Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Other notable alumni include Pippa Middleton, David Hume, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many more.