I applied for Physics and Mathematics (Bsc) and although waiting 8 months for a reply, once I did hear back, the University was very responsive and made me feel very prepared to start my course. I really enjoy the lectures but I feel the tutorials are really great in the Physics department. Similarly, I love the workshops in Maths; they are very useful and interactive. They have a good blend of individual and interactive learning. I got accommodation at Fraser Court, which was alright, but frankly, I don’t feel was worth the money. Accommodation is expensive, especially Pollock/catered, and not particularly appealing. However, the location of the accommodation (very central) makes up for it, being in the centre of a vibrant, young and buzzing city. Edinburgh is a great student city, if a little expensive, with something for everyone; university societies are hugely varied.
I would recommend you to consider the University of Edinburgh for Physical Science and Mathematics courses, if you like independent learning and living in a big city.