University of Edinburgh: Statistics

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#37 of 14,131 In the World
#4 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#1 of 18 In Scotland
#1 of 5 In Edinburgh
#1 of 1,003 For Linguistics
Top100 For 140 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.ed.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate51%
Admissions RequirementsScottish Certificate of Education (SCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) with passes in either 5 approved subjects, including English, with 3 at SCE. Higher ('H') grade or 2 at GCE. Advanced ('A') level, or in 4 approved subjects, including English, all at SCE. 'H' grade, or with 3 at GCE. 'A' level
Academic CalendarSeptember - December; January-May
Enrollment32,500
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio7:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
142,627
Citations
6,845,175

University of Edinburgh majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
36,094 / 1,938,441
Biology
31,431 / 2,220,525
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,069 / 1,021,079
Computer Science
18,204 / 890,409
Physics
17,326 / 1,096,600
Engineering
13,884 / 397,954
Chemistry
11,377 / 482,611
Psychology
11,349 / 590,021
Environmental Science
11,342 / 600,643
Demography
7,301 / 600,406
Business
5,692 / 177,335
Genetics
5,645 / 640,011
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,414 / 280,481
Sociology
5,284 / 138,166
Materials Science
4,586 / 115,740
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,519 / 380,623
Political Science
4,040 / 50,586
Health Science
3,937 / 225,818
Immunology
3,828 / 312,551
Economics
3,782 / 114,516
Art & Design
3,727 / 53,820
Mathematics
3,663 / 181,874
Geology
3,345 / 163,646
Quantum and Particle physics
2,870 / 374,716
Biochemistry
2,821 / 172,052
Computational Linguistics
2,729 / 142,254
Pathology
2,651 / 133,916
Oncology and Cancer research
2,637 / 148,902
Molecular Biology
2,629 / 269,646
Surgery
2,507 / 214,847
Virology
2,480 / 151,989
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
2,440 / 142,317
Ecology
2,436 / 205,952
Cognitive Science
2,308 / 125,100
History
2,247 / 20,569
Anatomy and Physiology
2,238 / 91,872
Public Health
2,191 / 140,458
Neuroscience
2,170 / 173,167
Linguistics
2,074 / 97,854
Nuclear Physics
2,057 / 280,529

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1443 28921
1992 1515 31255
1993 1637 34149
1994 1769 37039
1995 1824 41806
1996 1946 45451
1997 2137 51372
1998 2372 58390
1999 2412 66298
2000 2583 74241
2001 2672 84590
2002 2832 98568
2003 3043 115693
2004 3355 128031
2005 3724 148515
2006 4187 168064
2007 4559 189197
2008 5517 217709
2009 6079 253712
2010 6009 281654
2011 6189 321299
2012 6693 370371
2013 7106 414237
2014 7305 451549
2015 7669 477480
2016 8231 493213
2017 8382 516425
2018 8315 521161
2019 9131 576386
2020 10085 669044
2021 10140 730753

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $1,750$8,750
International students $18,750$8,750

The University of Edinburgh has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Bachelor's Degree Business and Commerce, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies, Surgery, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Landscape Architecture, Law, Music, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies, Social Work, Theology
Doctorate African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Astrophysics, Bioengineering, Canadian Studies, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Celtic Languages and Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Genetics, Geography, Geology, German, Gerontology, History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neurosciences, Nordic Studies, Nursing, Pathology, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Statistics, Surgery, Theology, Veterinary Science, Writing

University of Edinburgh alumni

  1. Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1809-1882 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Edinburgh
    In 1825 studied medicine
    Occupations
    geologistexplorertravel writerethologistentomologist
    Biography

    Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from common ancestors is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and he was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey.

  2. Edward VII

    Edward VII
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1841-1910 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    aristocratart collectormonarchpolitician
    Biography

    Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

  3. ham Bell

    ham Bell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1847-1922 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    physicistelectrical engineerengineerbusinesspersoninventor
    Biography

    Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885.

  4. Arthur Conan Doyle

    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1859-1930 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Edinburgh
    Studied in 1876-1881
    Occupations
    physicianphysician writernovelistessayistplaywright
    Biography

    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction.

General info

Founded 1583
Accreditation Privy Council
Academic structure College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
College of Science and Engineering
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
European University Association (EUA)
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Coimbra Group
Russell Group
Universitas 21 (U21)
Universities UK
Education UK
Universities Scotland

Location and Contacts

Address Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom
City population 488,000
Phone +44 (131) 650 1000
Fax +44 (131) 650 2147

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