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Great uni in many aspects. The union is useless, both from my experience as a student hearing their political aspirations which reflection a tiny proportion of the student population, and my experience as a society president (for 2 years), in which they gave hardly any aid or at least useful advice, to the extent of outright ignoring certain important requests like room bookings (before it was made automated), mostly because we weren't a sports society.

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By member1217989
On 10th November 15

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University College London Hall Rankings


Schafer House #1
Bernard Johnson House #2
Prankerd House #3
Liberty House Sebastian Street #4
Ann Stephenson and Neil Sharp Houses #5
St Pancras Way #6
New Hall (Caledonian Road) #7
Ramsay Hall #8
John Tovell House #9
Goldsmid House, Wilton Plaza #10

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Most helpful review

Great uni in many aspects. The union is useless, both from my experience as a student hearing their political aspirations which reflection a tiny proportion of the student population, and my experience as a society president (for 2 years), in which they gave hardly any aid or at least useful advice, to the extent of outright ignoring certain important requests like room bookings (before it was made automated), mostly because we weren't a sports society.

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By member1217989
On 10th November 15

Applying to University College London

Entry Requirements:

>=240 UCAS Points

Average range for University College London entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Total Applicants:
26,925
Total offers Made:
12,630
Offer rate:
46.91%
Total offers Accepted:
3,475
Acceptance rate:
27.51%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 26th January 2017. It relates to offers made in June 2016. For more details visit the UCAS website.

University College London Reputation

University College London is a prestigious university with links to 26 winners of the Nobel Prize and consistent rankings of 5th in Europe and within the worlds top 20 universities. Students come from around 150 countries to study at UCL to benefit from its famed low staff to student ratio and be part of its legacy. The university is 4th out of all UK universities for career prospects and boasts that its students are more likely to set up businesses post graduation than those from other universities.

Alongside studying, University College London offers a great deal of recreational activities to its students. Among these are over 130 societies, 50 sports clubs and several cafés, shops, bars and places to eat. For those interested in music there are places to practice, perform and enjoy others doing the same in venues such as the Bloomsbury Theatre with the University Opera and Chamber Music Club. 'Rare FM' and 'Cheese Grater Magazine' are both media societies that encourage students to get involved, increase their skills and confidence while informing the university community.

For those interested in sports there is something provided for all levels. Facilities include a gym, outdoor football, rugby, lacrosse and hockey pitches, a 33m swimming pool, fitness centre, exercise classes such as Yoga, Spinning, Aerobics and Circuit Training, two squash courts, martial arts space and a dance studio. Among the 50 sports clubs on offer are horse riding, ice skating, Ultimate Frisbee, Salsa and rowing. Many of the sports clubs use specialised facilities in the local area.

University College London Careers Service organises many events over the year to aid students such as skills workshops, talks by past students who have entered into successful careers, advice and consultations on further study, work placements, studying abroad and internships and at the same time helps match employers to the skilled individuals they are searching for.



UCL works alongside industry names such as Intel and NASA in areas including education and research and is dedicated to being part of the answer to world issues by working with specialist partners, staff and students and going beyond the challenge to realise the answers.

The list of well-known alumni of University College London is impressive and includes names such as Alexander Graham Bell, Ricky Gervais, all members of the band Coldplay, Jonathan Ross, Mahatma Gandhi, Jonathan Dimbleby, Edwin Waterhouse, Raymond Briggs and G. K. Chesterton.


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Hi, I've applied to study at UCL for September 2018 and was just wondering why it is so low in the league tables for student satisfaction? I've also applied to Leeds and am debating between the two as Leeds is one of the highest in the country for student satisfaction. Thanks.
By member1029546 On 4th January 18
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Hello. I’m an undergraduate student in Japan and planning to apply exchange program to UCL for a year. The course I’ll be able to take will be probably only Arts & Sciences (BASc) so I’d like to know what the course is like. Do you think the environment is good to concentrate on study? How many international students are studying in that course? (I’d like to know the approximate proportion of nati...
By member728808 On 19th December 17
Hello, unfortunately I do not know about the course specifically but I know UCL has 29% international students from outside the EU, 11% from the EU and 60% from the UK. I hope that helps your decision making.
By member1330459 On 21st February 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th May 18

I am an international student doing a bachelor's at UCL Chemical Engineering, DO NOT WASTE YOUR PARENTS' HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS UNIVERSITY. With the school fees hiking up to GBP26,000 per annum, I do not know what my parents are paying for: (1) The quality of teaching is terrible; lecturers are teaching fellows who are simply not interested to be here and much less teaching. (2) Lessons are only run from end September to end March, with winter break and summer break, exam study break taking up at least 5 months of a year. This means I pay GBP26,000 for 7 months of poor quality teaching. (3) Lecturers went on strike this year, so another three thousand pounds paid for nothing. (4) The majority of the QUESTIONS in my engineering exam paper is actually wrong. Yes, the questions were wrong. https://thetab.com/uk/london/2018/05/08/ucl-engineering-department-apologises-after-errors-lead-to-unanswerable-exam-questions-31798 It's hard to get any worse really.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th May 18

I am an international student doing a bachelor's at UCL Chemical Engineering, DO NOT WASTE YOUR PARENTS' HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS UNIVERSITY. With the school fees hiking up to GBP26,000 per annum, I do not know what my parents are paying for: (1) The quality of teaching is terrible; lecturers are teaching fellows who are simply not interested to be here and much less teaching. (2) Lessons are only run from end September to end March, with winter break and summer break, exam study break taking up at least 5 months of a year. This means I pay GBP26,000 for 7 months of poor quality teaching. (3) Lecturers went on strike this year, so another three thousand pounds paid for nothing. (4) The majority of the QUESTIONS in my engineering exam paper is actually wrong. Yes, the questions were wrong. https://thetab.com/uk/london/2018/05/08/ucl-engineering-department-apologises-after-errors-lead-to-unanswerable-exam-questions-31798 It's hard to get any worse really.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th September 17

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 16

Genuinely the best uni in London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 16

I love UCL, amazing societies and social spaces

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 16

It is not a campus university but most of its facilities are located in one place in central London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th March 16

Amazing uni, Loved every single lesson I had there. However the downside of this université is it's administration...

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th November 15

Great uni in many aspects. The union is useless, both from my experience as a student hearing their political aspirations which reflection a tiny proportion of the student population, and my experience as a society president (for 2 years), in which they gave hardly any aid or at least useful advice, to the extent of outright ignoring certain important requests like room bookings (before it was made automated), mostly because we weren't a sports society.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd October 15

One of the best universities in the world and UK and not without reason.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th September 15

One of the best unis in the country

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 15

the university has all of the resources a student could want, as sauce library and plenty of cheep places to grab a drink between lectures

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

I love UCL. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, the facilities are good. They need to reduce their rent fees. Its right next to ULU.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

It's fantastic for academics, but not great for pastoral..

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

UCL is not exactly reknowned for good student welfare...I think many people know that. UCL administration is pretty poor and there were changes to my course (compulsory as well as optional modules available) after the course had started. But at the end of the day it has a good rep and people will still go even if they hear about bad admin and student welfare...

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