About UCL


Key statistics

A repository of key statistics used throughout the site.

Student numbers

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Non-UK student numbers (2014/15)

Note: OS denotes 'overseas', i.e. non-EU

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Staff numbers

Number of UCL professors compared to the national average

Source: HESA’s 2015/16 Higher Education Information Database for Institutions (HEIDI)

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UCL was ranked number one for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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Source: UCL REF 2014

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Academic achievements

UCL's performance in global academic rankings

Source: Various national and international league tables

QS world university rankings by subject

QS world university rankings by subject (world)
QS world university rankings by subject (UK)

Source: 'UCL strengthens position in QS subject rankings' (UCL News)

International outlook

Ranked 9th in the Times Higher Education's World's Most International Universities 2017

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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Pioneering history

UCL was the first university in England to admit women on equal basis as men in 1878

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Nobel laureates

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First university in England to admit students regardless of class or religion

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Source for all statistics in this section: The World of UCL 1828-2004

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