Probably the best known of all Edinburgh universities, it is considered one of the world's top universities and is globally recognised for research, development and high-quality teaching. As such, it receives more than 65,000 applications each year, attracting some of the world's leading thinkers to work and study here.
The university has five main sites across Edinburgh and has excellent research facilities in each. Choose from over 500 courses from three main Colleges: arts, humanities & social sciences; medicine & veterinary science and science &engineering. The colleges have a combined 21 schools between them, including Moray House School of Education & Sports, Edinburgh School of Art, Edinburgh Medical School, Royal Dick School of Veterinary, School of Geosciences, School of Informatics and many more.
* Consistently ranked as one of the best 30 universities in the world. (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021)
*Currently 20th in the QS World University Ranking. (2021)
*95% of graduates go into employment or further study. (HESA Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2016/17)
* 4th best performing sporting universities in the UK. (BUCS University Sports Table 2018/2019)
Some famous alumni
As one of the six ancient universities in the UK, you would expect a vast roster of notable graduates over its 430+ year history.
For a full list of Edinburgh University famous alumni>
Applying to the University of Edinburgh
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