University of Edinburgh

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. And for some students, this includes schools beyond the U.S., too! As such, we are highlighting an international college this week in our School Spotlight series.

School Spotlight: University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Adventurous students looking for a world-class research university located in a historic and culturally-rich city should get ready to fall in love with the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh first opened its doors to students in 1583 and now enrolls 25,300 undergraduates. Approximately 60 percent of students are female, and 25 percent are citizens beyond the United Kingdom and the European Union. The University is ideally located in Scotland’s capital city, home to the internationally celebrated Fringe art festival and the equally famous gastronomic delight, haggis. The University itself has an impressive claim to fame as well. Back in 1996, a research team in the university’s institute for animal research developed the first cloned mammal: Dolly the sheep! Not surprisingly, Edinburgh’s programs in science and engineering are robust, offering majors in fields such as artificial intelligence, infectious diseases, and theoretical physics. The arts, too, are a major draw; the Edinburgh College of Art is one of the university’s largest divisions and is home to 22 degree programs. If you’ve ever dreamed of studying animation, jewelry & silversmithing, music technology, or product design, now is your chance! Good to know: tuition fees range at Edinburgh, depending on the program of study you’ve selected. International students typically pay between $24,000 and $32,000 annually, not including room and board.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of University of Edinburgh


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.