Edinburgh University ranks in the top 50 best universities in the UK

We’re up three spots from last year

Edinburgh has been ranked the 25th best university in the UK by the recently released 2019 Sunday Times University League Table.

Having ranked 28th in 2018, we'd like to at least think of this as an encouraging step forward.

The rankings took into account teaching quality, student experience, entry standards, graduate prospects, and student-staff ratio.

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Edinburgh received 73.3 per cent for teaching quality, 72.6 per cent for student experience and 77.5 per cent for graduate prospects.

Sadly, we were beaten by Glasgow (ranked 16th), Dundee (ranked 24th) and St Andrews (ranked 3rd).

But the world hasn't turned upside down because we still sit ahead of Heriot-Watt, who are ranked 33rd.