University of Aberdeen: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#276 of 14,131 In the World
#104 of 2,785 In Europe
#28 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#4 of 18 In Scotland
#1 of 2 In Aberdeen
#24 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top100 For 22 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.abdn.ac.uk
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
64%*

* The University of Aberdeen is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsScottish Certificate of Education (SCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, with passes in 5 approved subjects, including English, (3 at SCE. higher (H) grade or 2 at GCE. Advanced ('A') level), or passes in 4 approved subjects (all at SCE (H) grade)
Academic CalendarSeptember to June
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
44,656
Citations
2,114,985

University of Aberdeen majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
13,043 / 802,541
Biology
11,145 / 743,320
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,573 / 334,475
Environmental Science
7,392 / 393,886
Chemistry
4,978 / 224,420
Engineering
3,755 / 131,517
Computer Science
3,726 / 204,629
Psychology
3,305 / 230,278
Demography
2,895 / 216,061
Physics
2,422 / 82,084
Business
2,352 / 108,945
Ecology
2,296 / 159,493
Economics
1,862 / 79,248
Health Science
1,802 / 169,757
Geology
1,697 / 62,734
Materials Science
1,409 / 46,644
Biochemistry
1,376 / 94,525
Sociology
1,289 / 39,787
Immunology
1,206 / 105,095
Political Science
1,150 / 14,862
Geography and Cartography
1,147 / 31,030
Surgery
1,127 / 97,807
Mathematics
1,092 / 91,863
Physical Therapy
1,060 / 85,538
Healthcare Management (MHA)
1,038 / 76,321
Family medicine
998 / 56,472
Art & Design
984 / 16,186
Genetics
984 / 97,411
Environmental Management
921 / 64,291
Oncology and Cancer research
908 / 70,233
Public Health
904 / 56,643
Microbiology
807 / 65,384
Botany
792 / 57,206
Molecular Biology
773 / 47,286
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
769 / 57,769
Agricultural Science
767 / 52,726
Pediatrics
762 / 49,054
History
713 / 3,994
Nursing
709 / 37,502
Social Psychology
685 / 48,414

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 531 6963
1992 523 8164
1993 534 8592
1994 638 9862
1995 642 11030
1996 740 12232
1997 748 13193
1998 790 15431
1999 869 18205
2000 1059 21522
2001 1074 25344
2002 1099 29722
2003 1167 35215
2004 1159 39672
2005 1424 47890
2006 1524 55177
2007 1841 63156
2008 1800 73630
2009 1832 85125
2010 2149 95879
2011 2000 108298
2012 2232 122374
2013 2291 137790
2014 2295 149189
2015 2410 154970
2016 2349 156745
2017 2297 166102
2018 2126 161864
2019 2094 182487
2020 2355 209589
2021 2464 229691

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $11,250$3,750
International students $20,000$13,750

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

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Doctorate Accountancy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Civil Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Sciences, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Literature, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Real Estate, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology

University of Aberdeen alumni

  1. Iain Glen

    Iain Glen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Iain Alan Sutherland Glen is a Scottish actor. Glen is best known for his roles as Dr. Alexander Isaacs/Tyrant in three films of the Resident Evil film series (2004–2016) and as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019). Other notable roles include John Hanning Speke in Mountains of the Moon (1990), Larry Winters in Silent Scream (1990) for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor from the Berlin International Film Festival, Manfred Powell in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Brother John in Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), the title role in Jack Taylor (2010–2016), Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey (2011), James Willett in Eye in the Sky (2015), and Bruce Wayne in Titans (2019–present).

  2. Robert Brown

    Robert Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1773-1858 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    botanistpteridologistbryologistlibrariansurgeon
    Biography

    Robert Brown was a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist who made important contributions to botany largely through his pioneering use of the microscope. His contributions include one of the earliest detailed descriptions of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming; the observation of Brownian motion; early work on plant pollination and fertilisation, including being the first to recognise the fundamental difference between gymnosperms and angiosperms; and some of the earliest studies in palynology. He also made numerous contributions to plant taxonomy, notably erecting a number of plant families that are still accepted today; and numerous Australian plant genera and species, the fruit of his exploration of that continent with Matthew Flinders.

  3. Alex Kapranos

    Alex Kapranos
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    guitaristsingersongwriter
    Biography

    Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley is a Scottish musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and author. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. He has also been a part of the supergroups FFS and BNQT.

  4. Emun Elliott

    Emun Elliott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome, John Moray in The Paradise, and Kenny in Guilt.

General info

Alternative names UA
Founded 1495
Accreditation Privy Council
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Academic structure College of Arts and Social Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
European University Association (EUA)
Universities UK

Location and Contacts

Address Elphinstone Road, King's College
Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
City population 201,000
Phone +44 (1224) 272 000
Fax +44 (1224) 272 576

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