Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in Scotland has been around since 1964, though university status wasn’t achieved until nearly three decades later in 1992. Close to 20,000 students are part of three different campuses and broken down in categories for full-time students, those in student exchange, or transnational, programs, and those taking classes online.

Napier Technical College was the original name of the school, the name being given in honor of the inventor and decimal point, John Napier. Born over four centuries earlier, Napier’s statue remains a prominent part of the Merchiston campus, which happens to be the contemporary version of Napier’s actual estate.

Each of the campuses zeroes in on specific areas, with the Merchiston geared to ward those pursuing degrees in engineering, computing or artistic endeavours. At the Sighthill campus, students in the schools of both Applied Sciences and Health and Social Care have called this campus home since January 2011. The Craiglokhart campus serves as the home of ENU’s business school. While the structure is over a century old, it was given an architectural face-lift in 2004.

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  1. 4

    A great place to study with lots of helpful and friendly staff. As other reviewers have noted the 24 hour computer centre is the best feature with the 24 hour section of the library being a close second if you need to study during term time in a quiet place. Good bus links and mix of cafes of varying price levels just around the corner from the university. Just missing one star because during the Easter/Exam period the university gets quite crowded and the bathroom facilities etc. become unpalatable. Avoid during that time. But otherwise lovely the rest of the year.

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  2. 5

    Great campus with very modern facilities, if your studying a design/technical/graphics course or anything that uses computers heavily then it’s a fantastic resource and uni to be part of

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  3. 5

    Great campus. Very modern, large 24/7 computer suite with literally hundreds of workstations. Highly recommend.

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  4. 5

    Modern campus, with 24/7 computer suite. Just what a student need!

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  5. 5

    Who else has an old church as a lecture theatre? Fantastic venue. Highly recommend the upper balcony seating.

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  6. 5

    Modern campus, with high tech lecture rooms

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  7. 4

    Campus is lovely and most professors are good but some can improve their lectures and tutorials.

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  8. 5

    It’s a real uni, for real students. The main facilities are open 24/7 all year (holidays slightly change) and teachers are the best. I learnt more in one year here than in three years away. Really practical, great service and helpful staff.

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  9. 4

    Great campus. I was not studying but I was able to see inside and the admirable truth. All very well kept and very large.

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  10. 2

    I read a DMS years ago when this was a lowly “College”; then of course University status affords higher salaries but di the caliber of the educators increase? If my experience was anything to go by, sure hope so. Sorry, the school at that time was run by a diminutive idiot and it reflected on us all.

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  11. 5

    Very exciting opportunity I was able to experience. I liked the professional and friendly manner in which we were taught. I do not have a single regret.

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  12. 4

    Can’t say anything bad about the campus. Everything is very modern and the professors are great! (Well most of them)

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  13. 1

    Not best place no standard in study

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  14. 5

    Easy to find what I’m looking for…Ty all…God bless

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  15. 5

    high standard uni, open-minded & helpful staff, quality learning:) would make the same choice again

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  16. 5

    very modern, very international, very supportive

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  17. 5

    I like Napier, it’s a lovely university with a very nice lifestyle

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  18. 4

    Some great lecturers, some less great ones – but it’s all focussed on developing marketable skills

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  19. 5

    A great place to study. Staff here is very helpful and practical. University Will also help you financially for your project. 24/7 computer centre (JKCC) is amazing

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