St. Andrews, Aberdeen, or Glasgow (international student)Watch this thread
University of Aberdeen
University of Glasgow
Money wise, Aberdeen seems like my best option and I really think I would be happy at any of them. Does anyone have any advice for applying to them through the common application? As an American, what are my chances of getting in in general? Comparing the three, which do you think would be my best option, economically, as an international student?
Thank you, and sorry if this isn’t quite the right place. Any advice is welcome, this is such a new thing for me
RBS student living index (https://personal.rbs.co.uk/content/d...ving-index.PDF) says average rents are:
St Andrews £543.94
but do bear in mind that they don't have huge sample sizes for those figures!
I’d say apply to all three and then decide. Glasgow is the second best Uni in Scotland after Edinburgh, and Aberdeen has surpassed St Andrews in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019, and has been voted Scottish University of the Year.
I studied in Aberdeen and I loved the uni. It is such a welcoming place, everyone is super helpful and there is always something happening on campus.
The gym is huge and it offers so many courses, plus the Uni itself is home to hundreds of great societies and sport clubs.
I can’t comment on Glasgow or St Andrews, because I haven’t studied there.
I know though that Aberdeen is one of the most international universities in the UK and in my course there were a lot of US students as well.
I actually only met around 10 people from Scotland, everyone else was international. But that may have just been because of my course.
Regardless of what university you choose to go to please always remember it is you who make the university. So don’t be swayed by ranking or prestige. Choose what’s good for you and then make something out of your experience and time there.
Edinburgh (20 - 40th)
Glasgow (90 - 120th)
Aberdeen (130 - 160th)
All are great, Edinburgh is the most internationally recognized one but the University of Aberdeen is amazing and I'm biased towards it.