Top Universities in Scotland


What are Scotland’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Scotland University Ranking for 2022, 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.

2022 Scotland University Ranking

University Town
The University of Edinburgh Scotland 52 4
University of Glasgow Scotland 105 8
University of St Andrews Scotland 206 20
University of Aberdeen Scotland 355 33
Heriot-Watt University Scotland 401 35
University of Strathclyde Scotland 423 38
University of Dundee Scotland 491 41
University of Stirling Scotland 637 55
Edinburgh Napier University Scotland 885 81
University of the Highlands and Islands Scotland 1311 96
Robert Gordon University Scotland 1354 98
Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland 1595 104
The Glasgow School of Art Scotland 1802 109
Abertay University Scotland 1996 114
University of the West of Scotland Scotland 2005 115
Scotland’s Rural College Scotland 2174 121
Queen Margaret University Scotland 2713 133
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Scotland 3763 147