Facts & Figures

Top 5

Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)

Top 20

Ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 19th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Top 200

Ranked 192nd in the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2023



Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science

Our latest rankings

Times Higher Education

 (UK/World) – 25/192

QS World Rankings

 (UK/World) – 29/208

Fast Facts


Founded in 1495

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK.

A diverse community

Community of more than 130 nationalities, with 14,000 students and 3,600 staff.

Aberdeen 2040

The University marked its 525th birthday by launching a new strategic vision – Aberdeen 2040.

Historical Milestones

The University marked its 525th birthday by celebrating its rich and diverse achievements of the past.

Old Aberdeen Campus

Our Old Aberdeen Campus has been listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Most Beautiful Historic campuses.

Sir Duncan Rice Library

Sir Duncan Rice Library was named one of the most beautiful in the world (CEOWORLD magazine, 2016).