The University of Stirling, built mostly in the 1960s and 1970s, is set on a wooded and landscaped site, which includes a small loch (lake) and Airthrey Castle, an eighteenth-century baronial residence. Rated 1st in the UK and top 5 in the world for its campus environment (UK International Student Berometer and Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark). The university has some of the finest sports facilities in the country, including a 50-meter swimming pool (home of the National Swimming Academy), newly remodeled fitness center, National Indoor Tennis Center, athletic track and a nine-hole golf course. The Sports Union offers just about every sports club imaginable, all of which are available to USAC students. The university's main social building, the Robbins Center, also includes central Scotland's main arts venue: the Macrobert Arts Center. This newly modernized theatre hosts virtually every type of artistic event: from theatre to symphony orchestras to student film festivals.
USAC students are members of the Students' Association and able to participate fully in university activities, student organizations and sports, and have full access to the library and computing facilities. Clubs and societies—which vary from the Photographic Society to Wildwatchers, from SUDS (Drama Club) to the Mountaineering Club—are great ways to get involved, meet people with similar interests and become integrated on campus.
Most of the 10,000 students use local buses as convenient transportation around the city. In September and February, there is a complimentary local bus tour led by student guides to show new students around.
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Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications may be considered)
Open to degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution