What's university of St. andrew's like? I'm American and don't know if I want to choose an American university, or one abroad. I was in Dublin this year and LOVED Trinity college but I don't know how different uni is compared to American schools.
St Andrews is a wonderful university in terms of its academic prestige and the sheer beauty of the town itself. It’s not so wonderful if what you’re looking for is a banging nightlife or a lack of people who hate foxhunting and don’t wear red trousers.
I don’t know very much about American universities and their system, but as far as I know, UK ones require you to specialise faster. You apply for a specific degree (for example, English Literature), rather than for, say, a Liberal Arts program. And that tends to be almost exclusively what you then study.
The only exception is the Scottish university system (of which I am currently a part), where there are some differences. I’ve answered a similar question to this one before, outlining some of these, over here.
Other St Andrewsy stuff can be found in this post as well. Good luck, and I hope you come here - we have a lot of American students, so you guys must like it!