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Of note is that, up until 1967, many students who obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews had in fact spent most, and sometimes all, of their undergraduate career based in Dundee.

After the incorporation of University College Dundee, St Andrews' various problems generally receded.St Leonard's College was founded in 1511 by Archbishop Alexander Stewart, who intended it to have a far more monastic character than either of the other colleges.St John's College was refounded by Cardinal James Beaton under the name St Mary's College in 1538 for the study of divinity and law.The student body is notably diverse: over 135 nationalities are represented with 45% of its intake from countries outside the UK; about one-eighth of the students are from the rest of the EU and the remaining third are from overseas — 15% from North America alone.St Andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians.American Bobby Jones, co-founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, was named a Freeman of the City of St Andrews in 1958, becoming only the second American to be so honored, the other being Benjamin Franklin in 1759.

Today a highly competitive scholarship exchange, The Robert T.

There are 18 academic schools organised into four faculties.

The university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town.

St Andrews' historical links with the United States predate the country's independence.

One of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence attended (but did not graduate from) St Andrews.

The academic year is divided into two terms, Martinmas and Candlemas.