I'm sure this has been covered before, but I wanted to take this opportunity to put forward more specific queries:
Beyond the obvious differences in size, location, and setting, what sets the two universities apart (maybe demographic, culture, university philosophy, students, approach to teaching, students and professors enthusiasm about the material, etc.)?
I have applied and been accepted to the University of Edinburgh's joint honours in History and English Literature and St Andrews Modern History and English. Can anyone discuss either of these courses (in terms of either history or English or the combination of the two)? Is there a difference in the teaching style, approach or curriculum of the two universities?
How does the cost of living differ between the two universities?
Lastly, and probably least importantly, which university has the better academic repute (both in these courses and overall). What about notoriety or perceived quality of education in the U.S. and U.K.? I will probably be applying for graduate school, so I want an education that I can leverage in the future. Can anyone comment on Edinburgh's recent slide in the rankings and St Andrews rapid rise?
Thanks for your help.