UCL Annual Review


Facts, figures and statistics

More about UCL's global mean rankings and staff and student numbers.

Global league table position

UniversityMean of 5 rankings*Rank by mean*
Harvard University21
Stanford University3.22
University of Oxford4.23
University of Cambridge5.84
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7.65
Imperial College London12.47
Johns Hopkins University138
University of Pennsylvania13.89
Columbia University14.410
* Based on rankings released in the 2022 calendar year which includes: QS 2023 World University Rankings; Times Higher Education 2023 World University Rankings; Shanghai ARWU 2022; University Ranking by Academic Performance 2022-2023; NTU World University Rankings 2022.

Staff numbers

Staff numbers by Faculty/Office, 2022/23

Chart showing numbers of staff in UCL's Faculties and other areas. The numbers range from 13 in the Vice-Provost (Faculties) office to 1.885 in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Total number of staff: 16,080.

Numbers are correct as of October 2022. Find out more about UCL's workforce at: UCL Workplace Reporting and Analytics

Student numbers

In 2022/3, UCL had a total of 51,058 students, of which 25,121 were undergraduates, 19,745 were postgraduate taught students and 6,192 were postgraduate research students.

Student numbers by Faculty, 2022/23

Chart showing student numbers by Faculty, split into numbers of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students. The numbers range from 645 (total) for SSEES to 8286 (total) for Engineering Sciences.

Student numbers by domicile, 2022/23

Student numbers by domicile. EU: PG research (629), PG taught (858), undergraduate (2,745). Overseas: PG research (1,650), PG taught (10,420), undergraduate (9,137). UK: PG research (3,913), PG taught (8,467), undergraduate (13,239).

Student numbers are correct as of December 2022. Find out more about UCL's student population at: Student Statistics

Alumni numbers

Alumni numbers by region, 2022/23

Pie chart showing UCL's numbers of alumni by region. The numbers are: UK alumni 297,412, Europe (EU and non-EU) 43,622, Asia 49965, North America 2,3084, Middle East 4,613 and Rest of World 13,541. Total 432,237.

Numbers are correct as of January 2023. Find out more about UCL's alumni: UCL Alumni

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