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 10:1). UCL academics and alumni have been awarded 28 Nobel Prizes, the most recent of which was in 2013.
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.