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It depends on what you need. Inevitably seeking a university is unique and therefore everyone’s requirements are unique so what is best suited to one person is not for another.

On a macro scale across all academic fields, Oxford & Cambridges reputations are undoubtedly far stronger and are across the world considered to be amongst highest caliber institutions across student bodies, taught academics rigor, and research.

Generally St Andrews is ancient & historic university, but it’s definitely not across the board as prestigious.

Although a fairly pointless debate, as graduates from a university are not simply a product off a production line, and students should focus on what is best for them & what puts them in the strongest place for their individual ambitions.
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Where has this notion that St Andrews is seriously comparable to Oxbridge overall come from? Some clever students pick it because it's very old and pretty and quite highly rated overall. It's arguably not even top 10 overall as a place of research. It's the Scottish Durham University basically but with added age. Edinburgh is technically closer than St Andrews to Oxbridge academically overall but Edinburgh is itself far closer to St Andrews academically than it is to Oxbridge.
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Original post by picnicl
Where has this notion that St Andrews is seriously comparable to Oxbridge overall come from? Some clever students pick it because it's old and pretty. It's arguably not even top 10 overall as a place of research. It's the Scottish Durham University basically.

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Original post by Gcwwchuhvcexcgyh
You didnt happen to go to oxbad or durham did u?

No I went to Leicester and York. There's no such thing as Oxbad.
Incidentally, I have no set view on whether Durham is better than St Andrews or vice versa - they're as equal as can be right now for research quality, research intensity, and they both attract about 40% each of their intake being from private schools but St Andrews might technically have the best chance of pulling ahead in the long run because rich international students pay attention to it (it looks a bit like Princeton in parts and it gets advertised in the US as a more affordable alternative to the Ivy League) , because being Scotland's oldest university (and the UK's third oldest) has a cachet that 'arguably' (UCL and KCL can counter) being England's third oldest university and the UK's 7th doesn't , and because St Andrews hasn't yet as much joined the modern age with facilities as much as Durham so St Andrews might get an advantage when it does.
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