The University of Edinburgh Rankings

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In the World#30 of 14178
In Europe#4 of 2794
In the United Kingdom#4 of 163
In Scotland#1 of 18
In Edinburgh#1 of 5
In History#6 of 5,620

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
10%
Enrollment
32,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Languages
English

Publications & Citations

Publications
154,048
Citations
6,976,254

The University of Edinburgh majors

by publication count

Biology
30,409
Medicine
28,491
Computer science
15,373
Chemistry
11,689
Physics
11,113
Psychology
8,963
Mathematics
5,675
Sociology
5,404
Materials science
4,709
Political science
4,106
Geology
3,955
Engineering
3,209
Environmental science
2,863
History
2,441
Geography
2,092
Business
2,024
Economics
1,990
Philosophy
1,823
Art
1,659

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History2012,596
Geology32182,882
Physics34791,952
Biology372,054,621
Philosophy378,842
Computer science39519,619
Environmental science44164,657
Mathematics51275,977
Sociology52114,069
Geography5852,413
Political science5940,327
Medicine741,235,746
Psychology90402,537
Art1022,737
Chemistry110412,970
Engineering11478,812
Economics15071,147
Business18444,012
Materials science274109,755

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990123021458
1991134823663
1992139626018
1993151029107
1994163931519
1995168436919
1996176940232
1997195345730
1998218052100
1999221859773
2000237367612
2001243778167
2002261691708
20032730109194
20043084119695
20053307137910
20063799157197
20074167177667
20085029204226
20095632236280
20105554262421
20115697303930
20126246353468
20136605393704
20146925424180
20157255451482
20167787461237
20177719473791
20187732452068
20198661511075
20208510543550

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
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

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 DegreeBusiness and Commerce, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies, Surgery, Veterinary Science
Master's DegreeBusiness Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Landscape Architecture, Law, Music, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies, Social Work, Theology
DoctorateAfrican 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

General info

Founded1583
WikipediaUniversity of Edinburgh
AccreditationPrivy Council
Academic structureCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
College of Science and Engineering
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation 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

AddressOld College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom
City population513,000
Phone+44 (131) 650 1000
Fax+44 (131) 650 2147

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