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The UCL advantage

Why choose UCL?

UCL has a history of academic excellence and is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities, with many of our faculties leading their fields. We’re renowned for our world-class research, global influence and impact across a broad range of subjects. Our reputation attracts the best and bravest of thinkers, who constantly cross boundaries, creating a home for thought leaders of today and tomorrow. Our diverse staff and student body and our location in the heart of London give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.


About our teaching

At UCL we believe in providing a global perspective and aim to help you identify – and contribute to solutions for – global problems and issues. Training in study and personal skills is embedded in our approach and our curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that it includes the latest developments and discoveries in the field.


About our students and staff

Our students are selected on the basis of their talent and potential, regardless of their social or national background, and we recognise and celebrate the diversity and different viewpoints that our students bring. Our academic staff, drawn from around 100 different countries, are similarly diverse.

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QS World University Rankings 2021

Rank InstitutionCountry
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US
2Stanford UniversityUS
3Harvard UniversityUS
4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)US
5University of OxfordUK
6ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
7University of CambridgeUK
8Imperial College LondonUK
9University of ChicagoUS
10UCL (University College London)UK
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
12Princeton UniversityUS
13Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)Singapore
14EPFLSwitzerland
15Tsinghua UniversityChina