Described by The Sunday Times as 'an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation', UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top three multifaculty universities in the UK and features in the top 5 universities worldwide.
The university is located on a compact site in the heart of London and is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe. UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research across the academic spectrum. Teaching at UCL is ‘research-led’: the programmes that we offer reflect the latest research and are often taught by active researchers who are world-leaders in their fields.
UCL has more than 4,000 academic and research staff and one of the best students to staff ratios in the UK (approximately 9:1). UCL academics and alumni have been awarded 21 Nobel Prizes, the most recent of which was in 2009.
As well as being dynamic and intellectually challenging, UCL is also a very cosmopolitan and international environment in which to study. Nearly 40% of our students come from outside the UK and they represent more than 140 different countries. They are welcomed for the different perspectives and diversity they bring to teaching and learning at UCL.