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Hello, I am applying to college this year to study computer science and I want to add one Scottish school in my list of universities. I am between st. Andrews and Edinburgh. On one hand, St. Andrews has a better ranking for the subject (ranked 4th in the UK) but it is isolated so the student life might not be as good. On the other hand, Edinburgh is not ranked as highly for computer science but it is located at a greater city with much more to do than at st. Andrews. Which one would you suggest I choose, taking into consideration both the academics and the student life?
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Honestly, you're better off in Edinburgh. St Andrews is an expensive, isolated town. Edinburgh is a larger city with excellent public transport and great nightlife. Although, you might want to avoid The Hive.
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Edinburgh

1) A great city, capital of Scotland. Lots of things to do. Population is much higher than St Andrews.

2) A reputed Computer Science department. Robotics ( part of Informatics department) is famous worldwide.

3) Lots of reputed professors teach in University of Edinburgh.

4) It is reputed worldwide and ranks much higher than St Andrews in QS. (just saying)

5) Companies target Edinburgh graduates first.

6)Great link to the rest of UK.

7) Great hackathons going on in the computer science society.

8) Videos of lectures are uploaded online.
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St Andrews

1) Higher satisfaction of students

2) Professor to Student ratio is really low. 1:9 is a good ratio. It means you get more individual attention.

3) Students Union is cheaper and better. It is also very active.

4)St Andrews is popular in America (atleast what Ive heard)

5)No nightlife really but they have fun events in the campus.

6)Quite far away from the rest of the Major cities.

7) "This course has no additional accreditation by any PSRB."


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(Original post by FotKr)
Hello, I am applying to college this year to study computer science and I want to add one Scottish school in my list of universities. I am between st. Andrews and Edinburgh. On one hand, St. Andrews has a better ranking for the subject (ranked 4th in the UK) but it is isolated so the student life might not be as good. On the other hand, Edinburgh is not ranked as highly for computer science but it is located at a greater city with much more to do than at st. Andrews. Which one would you suggest I choose, taking into consideration both the academics and the student life?

Hope the above two answers helped.
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(Original post by NerdyMeg)
Hope the above two answers helped.
Thank you very much for replying! It was extremely helpful for my decision (Chose Edinburgh)
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