University College London


UCL is a prominent multidisciplinary public research university in central London. Founded in 1826, it was the first university in England to welcome students of any ethnic background and the first university to start providing university education for women.

University College London  is world-class institute, committed to engaging with the significant issues and solving them. It is the second-largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.  Today UCL is a true academic powerhouse listed on top of national and international league tables.

The university has 21 Nobel Prize winners amongst its staff and alumni. This institute has a pioneering approach which is evident in its research approach commitment. Research here tackles problems of the modern world, sustainable cities, global health, human wellbeing, and intercultural interaction. UCL's teaching and learning strategy skills embed the the concept of citizenship with academic learning and skills training. It also focuses on preparing students to respond o social, intellectual, and personal challenges of the future.


University College London has a total of over 41,000 students having almost 50 percent of undergraduates and 50 percent of postgraduates. It is considered the first university to welcome students from any religion or ethnicity and the first to welcome women to university education. UCL has a diverse population having about 53 percent of students coming from all over the world.

Student’s Union UCL is the oldest student union in England. This union operates both as a representative body for students and a provider of a wide range of services. It also supports a range of services including a sports facility, numerous clubs and societies, an advice service and several shops and cafes. The union also runs over 70 sports clubs, including UCL Boat, Cricket, Running and Rugby and Athletics and Cross-Country Club.

Sports clubs of the UCL compete in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competition in a range of sports, including basketball, cricket, fencing, hockey, football, tennis, and netball.


This university has a wide range of student accommodation available in London, providing around 6000 beds across 26 halls of residence to its students. UCL guarantees accommodation places for all full-time single, first-year undergraduate students studying at UCL for the first time.

Students are also eligible to apply for UCL’s intercollegiate residence halls. The halls are Lillian Penson Hall, Canterbury Hall, Nutford House, and Commonwealth Hall.


  • By QS World Ranking, University College London ranks 8.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, University College London ranks 18.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank University College London at 16.


University College London
Gower St, London WC1E 6BT


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