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University Type Ancient university | Public University
Location UK >> Scotland >> Aberdeen
Student Number 14,855
Enrollment rates 12%
Male / Female Students Ratio 46:54
Students Satisfaction 4.01 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:535   Postgraduate:840
Live in univeristy accommodation 29%
Good Degree 67.4
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1495
Address Kings College, Regent Walk, ABERDEEN
Postcode AB24 3FX
International Students Ratio 15%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 15.5
Entry Requirements 441
University Research 2.57 / 4
Degree Completion 82.4%
Motto The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord
Degree Completion 82.4%
Graduate Prospects 75.1%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 20 27 27 26 40
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 44 45 44 40 39
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 42 33 33 26 32 36
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 28 34 20 19 19 26
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 158 178 168 158 185 188
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 172 178 188 176 151 149


Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen[1] and 229,800 for the local authority area. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, Aberdeen has been known as the off-shore oil capital of Europe. The area around Aberdeen has been settled since at least 8,000 years ago, when prehistoric villages lay around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don.

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University of Aberdeen
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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King's College, making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. The university as it is today was formed in 1860 by a merger between King's College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. Today, Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is one of two universities in the city, the other being the Robert Gordon University.

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University of Aberdeen
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