St. Andrews ranked third in the country by The Guardian

Beat Edinburgh by 27 places. No big deal.

The Guardian released their university guide for 2018 this morning, and guess what, St. Andrews is flying high in third place yet again.

Sitting just behind Oxford and Cambridge, who received 98.1/100 and 100/100 respectively in their overall scores, with 94.5, our little bubble we know and love has been recognised for the centre of excellence we all knew it to be. Scores were calculated according to satisfaction with course, satisfaction with teaching, satisfaction with feedback, staff to student ratio, spending per student, value added and employment after six months- which for all of you graduating is at 83.2 you’ll be pleased to hear.

nice try Durham

Not only this, but we’ve actually come out on top for student satisfaction, and for many arts subjects such as Philosophy and Politics.

Durham came in at a whopping 10 overall points below us (better luck next time), with Bath coming in 5th and Imperial in 6th.

Never failing to underwhelm, Edinburgh came in 30th, down eight places from the 2017 rankings. Good one.

For all our weird traditions, red gowns and perceived ‘poshness’, St. Andrews is still coming out on top. Here’s to climbing even higher in the leagues next year.