The University of St Andrews is a public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland, and the third oldest in the English-speaking world (following Oxford and Cambridge). It was founded in 1413.
The University is located in the small town of St Andrews in rural Fife. In term time, over a third of the town’s population is either a staff member or student of the university. The student body is notably diverse: over 30% of its intake comes from well over 100 countries, 15% from North America.
St Andrews boasts five Nobel Laureates: two in Chemistry and one each in Peace, Literature and Physiology or Medicine.