Top Universities in Scotland


What are Scotland’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Scotland University Ranking for 2021, which includes 18 recognised Scotland higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, authorised, or certified by the relevant UK higher education-related body, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Our goal is to create a non-academic League Table of Scotland’s best universities focused on accurate, impartial, and non-influenceable site measurements generated by objective web intelligence outlets rather than data submitted by the universities.

2021 Scotland University Ranking

University Town
Robert Gordon University Scotland 1187 95
University of Dundee Scotland 451 40
University of Stirling Scotland 630 53
Edinburgh Napier University Scotland 870 82
Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland 1230 97
Abertay University Scotland 1626 107
The Glasgow School of Art Scotland 1625 106
University of Strathclyde Scotland 407 35
University of the Highlands and Islands Scotland 848 81
University of the West of Scotland Scotland 2075 116
Scotland’s Rural College Scotland 2256 129
Queen Margaret University Scotland 2567 132
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Scotland 3113 143
University of Glasgow Scotland 112 8
The University of Edinburgh Scotland 52 4
Heriot-Watt University Scotland 224 20
University of St Andrews Scotland 211 18
University of Aberdeen Scotland 291 26