UCL

University College London, Gower Street, London

  • #8 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 41,194Total Students
  • 7,251Faculty
  • 25,076Int'l Students

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UCL is one of the world’s top multidisciplinary universities, with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.

Defining characteristics of a UCL education

An exceptional learning environment:

  • UCL is ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
  • UCL has the best student to staff ratio in the UK (10:1 - Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • Located in Bloomsbury, central London, UCL is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe.
  • UCL attracts top academics and students from more than 150 countries, resulting in a vibrant and cosmopolitan academic community.

A global leader in generating new knowledge

  • UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.
  • Pioneering UCL research feeds directly into our programmes, resulting in novel interdisciplinary programmes in emergent disciplines. Our research-based teaching methodology means that research is integrated into our degrees and students have the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study.

About

UCL is one of the world’s top multidisciplinary universities, with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.

Defining characteristics of a UCL education

An exceptional learning environment:

  • UCL is ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
  • UCL has the best student to staff ratio in the UK (10:1 - Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • Located in Bloomsbury, central London, UCL is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe.
  • UCL attracts top academics and students from more than 150 countries, resulting in a vibrant and cosmopolitan academic community.

A global leader in generating new knowledge

  • UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.
  • Pioneering UCL research feeds directly into our programmes, resulting in novel interdisciplinary programmes in emergent disciplines. Our research-based teaching methodology means that research is integrated into our degrees and students have the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #4
  • 2014
    #4
  • 2015
    #=5
  • 2016
    #7
  • 2017
    #7
  • 2018
    #7
  • 2019
    #10
  • 2020
    #8
  • 2021
    #10
  • 2022
    #=8
  • 2023
    #8

Ranking criteria

95
Overall
99.4
Academic Reputation
98.6
Employer Reputation
97.6
Faculty Student Ratio
77
Citations per Faculty
99.2
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio
100
International Research Network
90.3
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
41,194

48%
52%

International students
25,076

50%
50%

Total faculty staff
7,251

3376
3875

Total students
41,194

48%
52%

International students
25,076

50%
50%

Total faculty staff
7,251

3875
3376
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

UCL Bloomsbury,

University College London, Gower Street , London , United Kingdom , WC1E 6BT

Stanmore Campus,

Royal Free Hospital, 9th Floor (East), 2QG, 10 Pond Street , London , United Kingdom , NW3 2PS

UCL Canary Wharf,

UCL School of Management , London , United Kingdom , E14 5AA

UCL Hampstead,

Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead , London , United Kingdom , NW3 2QG

UCL Here East,

UCL at Here East , London , United Kingdom , E15 2GW

UCL Old Street,

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology , London , United Kingdom , EC1V 9EL

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