University of St Andrews: Rankings

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The University of St Andrews ranked 25th in the United Kingdom and 244th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 17 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of St Andrews is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 46,556 publications and 1,766,730 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 324 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#244 of 14,160In the World
#91 of 2,789In Europe
#25 of 163In the United Kingdom
#3 of 18In Scotland
#17 of 1,004For Classics and Ancient History
#28 of 1,127For Philosophy
#29 of 1,024For Genealogy
#230 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#234 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 14 other topics

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Physics

The University of St Andrews ranked 16th for Physics in the United Kingdom and 202nd in the World with 10,867 publications made and 481,308 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#16 of 105In the United Kingdom
#59 of 978In Europe
#202 of 4,160In the World

University of St Andrews
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907667
19919059
19929465
19937550
1994113100
199595114
1996110161
1997163334
1998184396
1999148419
2000164418
20012111026
20022601088
20032521239
2004262817
20052691329
20063591890
20073851736
20084412586
20094601884
20104912427
20114382212
20124272844
20135262525
20145103057
20155253402
20165763969
20175654326
20184603083
20194392114
20203731438

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of St Andrews ranked 34th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 196th in the World with 9,507 publications made and 214,417 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, History, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy.

RankRanking
#34 of 142In the United Kingdom
#61 of 1,158In Europe
#196 of 5,152In the World

University of St Andrews
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903912
19915834
19927376
19936341
19946152
199582177
19969263
19979065
1998103381
1999134246
2000142323
2001135185
2002123320
2003146475
2004137403
2005199597
2006228740
2007282732
2008279870
2009304862
20103251310
20113521114
20123811171
20134861124
20145191593
20155391857
20165561935
20175531311
20185171592
20195941342
20205772741

Chemistry

The University of St Andrews ranked 19th for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 270th in the World with 8,574 publications made and 355,546 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#19 of 108In the United Kingdom
#80 of 995In Europe
#270 of 4,409In the World

University of St Andrews
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010383
199110694
1992111131
1993110115
19949575
199510365
1996116184
1997146146
1998159270
1999134260
2000159417
2001195767
2002197529
2003183739
2004238890
20052211283
20062301040
20072761128
20082791841
20093431463
20103631753
20113041791
20123192410
20133191891
20143491603
20153752037
20163672025
20173411720
20182991178
20193121121
2020271786

Biology

The University of St Andrews ranked 29th for Biology in the United Kingdom and 330th in the World with 7,359 publications made and 475,030 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Nanotechnology, Genetics.

RankRanking
#29 of 123In the United Kingdom
#121 of 958In Europe
#330 of 4,578In the World

University of St Andrews
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199076112
199184135
199283478
199381143
199494184
199585224
199694401
1997107354
1998117625
1999135857
2000123693
2001143731
2002153985
2003142818
20041661174
20051911444
20061671275
20072111084
20082272157
20092451292
20102322002
20112521654
20122893080
20132812110
20143441884
20153652965
20163992683
20173431826
20182881432
2019272975
20202961571

Engineering

The University of St Andrews ranked 27th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 333rd in the World with 6,397 publications made and 261,823 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction.

RankRanking
#27 of 123In the United Kingdom
#94 of 1,147In Europe
#333 of 4,716In the World

University of St Andrews
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905322
19917240
19926545
19935637
19947767
19956856
19966174
199795143
1998112219
199992207
2000108307
2001109396
2002132315
2003126561
2004151455
20051611048
20062061076
2007210882
20082431731
2009253902
20102921276
20112702014
20122511584
20132861242
2014292963
20152961404
20163341713
20173041304
2018281980
2019298909
2020254752

Environmental Science

The University of St Andrews ranked 27th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 229th in the World with 5,872 publications made and 272,092 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Oceanography.

RankRanking
#27 of 123In the United Kingdom
#76 of 951In Europe
#229 of 4,129In the World

University of St Andrews
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903345
19913964
19924699
19933566
19945174
19953782
199643107
199748189
199877369
199983332
200089310
200188296
2002107375
2003115641
2004121567
2005134685
2006164773
20071981023
20082001096
2009162811
20102171562
20112081090
20122521530
20133061906
20143241581
20153221838
20163241770
20173642270
20182841469
20193211308
20203002069

Medicine

The University of St Andrews ranked 41st for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 571st in the World with 4,787 publications made and 212,409 citations received. Main research topics: Pharmacy, Anatomy and Physiology, Health Science, Virology, Public Health.

RankRanking
#41 of 133In the United Kingdom
#192 of 1,028In Europe
#571 of 4,839In the World

University of St Andrews
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905476
19914282
19924354
19935189
199449112
199557105
19966182
199772162
199879204
199980220
2000103443
200195262
200289510
200389300
200497352
200588482
2006101613
2007126387
2008115931
2009162740
2010150967
2011157635
20121821820
20131891314
20142441364
20152081081
20162331109
20171971192
2018196843
2019233673
20202732815

Computer Science

The University of St Andrews ranked 30th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 317th in the World with 3,619 publications made and 219,825 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Library and Information science.

RankRanking
#30 of 130In the United Kingdom
#108 of 1,068In Europe
#317 of 4,494In the World

University of St Andrews
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901945
199127138
199226381
19933481
199445193
199535197
199640265
199749303
199866379
199950285
200060358
200142226
200243139
200354365
200463484
200561415
200676386
2007105374
2008114504
200987575
2010170911
2011129522
2012156886
2013186730
2014225872
20152131782
20162431544
2017223707
20182211286
2019222882
20202221136

Psychology

The University of St Andrews ranked 28th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 242nd in the World with 3,043 publications made and 247,991 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Psychiatry.

RankRanking
#28 of 135In the United Kingdom
#70 of 846In Europe
#242 of 3,753In the World

University of St Andrews
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901747
199124143
199227399
19933284
199439195
199541201
199645311
199753351
199867522
199953325
200060445
200157379
200247277
200355531
200461610
200568721
200674566
200787550
200894651
2009109860
2010109751
2011118758
20121371046
2013138955
20141871014
2015152972
2016161735
2017197575
2018152588
2019130382
2020150551

Economics

The University of St Andrews ranked 42nd for Economics in the United Kingdom and 252nd in the World with 1,921 publications made and 41,495 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Finance.

RankRanking
#42 of 121In the United Kingdom
#93 of 803In Europe
#252 of 3,117In the World

University of St Andrews
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199040
199181
1992710
199394
1994124
1995107
19962619
19972214
19982141
19992517
20002238
200136144
200236112
20033297
200439106
200544126
20065788
200785174
200886207
200982268
201089294
201183274
201289294
2013113217
2014136218
2015108208
2016106304
2017128338
201878164
2019101132
202096283

Art & Design

The University of St Andrews ranked 38th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 221st in the World with 1,658 publications made and 13,148 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Art History, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#38 of 134In the United Kingdom
#76 of 734In Europe
#221 of 2,801In the World

University of St Andrews
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990102
199186
1992213
1993122
1994161
1995146
1996123
1997128
1998144
19992014
20002925
2001156
20022128
20032537
20042925
20053814
20062741
20074731
20085042
20095773
201057152
20115952
20127091
201310275
201410574
20157662
201610586
201799141
20188062
201910867
20207665

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of St Andrews

SpecialityUnited KingdomEuropeWorld Rank
Accounting3562233
Statistics3190270
Entrepreneurship48145320
Hospitality and Hotel Management56133336
Risk Management48143366
Mathematics40153421
Human Resource Management66156441
Business67171468
International Business56187477
Applied Mathematics37200490
Management73171523
Project Management75245600
Tax Law46222604
Marketing91295793
Math Teachers953241211