Oxford University is no longer the Second best university to study in England as according to the Guardian University Guide. After several years of being at Third place, Saint Andrews has managed to knock off Oxford from second and replace it.
The University of Cambridge has for many years held on to the top spot. Oxford has lost its second-place ranking after many years of holding on to the position on the league table.
Saint Andrews was established in 1413 and the other two Universities that existed before it were only Oxford and Cambridge. So it is one of the oldest Universities in the United Kingdom.
Sally Mapstone, the Vice-Chancellor of St Andrews, thanked the faculty and students for the success of their University.
“For a small Scottish university to be competing among the very best universities in the United Kingdom says much for the strengths of research-led teaching and student experience across the sector north of the border,” Mapstone said.
“This ranking bears contemplation simply because it describes a point in time on St Andrews’s journey, a signpost of the advances we have made in the measures by which the Guardian judges the quality of an institution – and where we might go from here.”
The University of Edinburgh leaped from 27 to a whopping number Six. The rankings are decided upon student satisfaction.