List of 18 best universities in Scotland

We ranked 18 best universities in Scotland based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 18.1M citations received by 438K publications made by 18 universities in Scotland, measured the popularity of 3,101 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Scotland
#4 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583
#2 in Scotland
#18 in Europe
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451
#3 in Scotland
#95 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413
#4 in Scotland
#104 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495
#5 in Scotland
#142 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964
#6 in Scotland
#144 in Europe
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967
#7 in Scotland
#216 in Europe
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966
#8 in Scotland
#224 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967
#9 in Scotland
#375 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993
#10 in Scotland
#398 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992
#11 in Scotland
#488 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992
#12 in Scotland
#505 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897
#13 in Scotland
#589 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#14 in Scotland
#615 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2007
#15 in Scotland
#714 in Europe
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2011
#16 in Scotland
#738 in Europe
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2012
#17 in Scotland
#786 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1845
#18 in Scotland
#1178 in Europe
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1993

Closest to Scotland states

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Best university country rank
Best uni United Kingdom Flag rank
Northern Ireland 2 30
England 131 1
Wales 10 20
Bermuda 1 160
Anguilla 1 157