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University Type 1960s universitity (plate glass universitity) | Public University
Location UK >> Scotland >> Stirling
Student Number 10,125
Enrollment rates 7%
Male / Female Students Ratio 35:65
Students Satisfaction 4.02 / 5
International Students Number Undergraduate:275   Postgraduate:1410
Live in univeristy accommodation 49%
Good Degree 63.6
Living Costs 9135-12180 / Academic Year (9 months)

Established 1967
Address University of Stirling, STIRLING
Postcode FK9 4LA
International Students Ratio 9%
Ratio of academic staff to students 1 : 15.7
Entry Requirements 379
University Research 2.41 / 4
Degree Completion 83.3%
Motto Innovation and Excellence
Degree Completion 83.3%
Graduate Prospects 63.0%


Times UK Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
UK Rankings 41 38 47 44 45
Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
UK Rankings 43 50 53 51 50
Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
UK Rankings 46 45 48 40 37 37
Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
UK Rankings 40 38 39 32 32 41
Times Higher Education World Univesities Rankings
Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
World Rankings 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400 301-350 301-350
Year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
World Rankings 351-400 301-350 351-400 351-400 301-350 N/A


Stirling is a city in central Scotland. The market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen, the bridge and the port. Located on the River Forth, Stirling is the administrative centre for the Stirling council area, and is traditionally the county town of Stirlingshire. Proverbially it is the strategically important "Gateway to the Highlands". It has been said that "Stirling, like a huge brooch clasps Highlands and Lowlands together". Similarly "he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland" is often quoted. Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling is visually dominated by Stirling Castle. Stirling also has a medieval parish church, the Church of the Holy Rude, where, on 29 July 1567, the infant James VI was anointed King of Scots.

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University of Stirling
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University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is a public university founded by Royal charter in 1967. It is a plate glass university located in the Central Belt of Scotland, built within the walled Airthrey Castle estate close to Stirling. Since its foundation, it has expanded to four faculties, a Management School, a Graduate School, and a number of institutes and centres covering a broad range of subjects in the academic areas of arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and health sciences and sport. The university campus is approximately 360 acres in size, incorporating the Stirling University Innovation Park and the Dementia Centre. The campus, with its wildlife, loch and greenery, and located in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, is often cited as among the most beautiful in the UK.

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University of Stirling
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