Scottish University Experience? PLEASE HELP

<p>I'm an American student applying to plenty of schools within the USA and a few in Scotland I've heard a lot about Aberdeen and St. Andrew's and they looks kind of amazing but I'm very worried about the differences between Scottish schools and American ones. I've prowled around their websites a bit, but I'm still a little in the dark. If anyone has a friend/child or studied in Scotland, what can you tell me about the experience?</p>