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I cannot really comment on the undergraduate side of things at UCL as I completed a Masters degree here. The facilities were great and all start of the art. My particular course was overall okay, I would say. It could be disorganised at times. We had some really outstanding dieticians who were members of our facility. One in particular was extremely knowledgeable, kind and always approachable. Unfortunately this was not true for the whole department and I felt subject to discrimination.

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By member748871
On 31st May 20

University College London (UCL) Ranking


Buckinghamshire New University #84
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) #85
University of Bradford #86
Oxford Brookes University #87
University College London (UCL) #88
Robert Gordon University (RGU) #89
University of Hertfordshire #90
University of Salford #91
Liverpool Hope University #92
Goldsmiths, University of London #93

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University College London (UCL) Hall Rankings


Ramsay Hall #1
St Pancras Way #2
Ifor Evans Hall #3
Chapter Islington #4
Helen Graham House #5
iQ Highbury #6
International Student House #7
William Goodenough House & London House #8
Bernard Johnson House #9
Schafer House #10

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I cannot really comment on the undergraduate side of things at UCL as I completed a Masters degree here. The facilities were great and all start of the art. My particular course was overall okay, I would say. It could be disorganised at times. We had some really outstanding dieticians who were members of our facility. One in particular was extremely knowledgeable, kind and always approachable. Unfortunately this was not true for the whole department and I felt subject to discrimination.

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By member748871
On 31st May 20

Applying to University College London (UCL)

Entry Requirements

>=240 UCAS Points

Average range for University College London (UCL) 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
Offers:
12,645
÷  
Applications:
24,190
=
Offer rate:
52.27%
Acceptances:
2,505
÷  
Applicants:
23,155
=
Acceptance rate:
10.82%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
Autumn open days TBA
TEACHING NOTES:
With the safety of their community paramount, UCL’s campus will be open to welcome students to London from the start of term on 28 September with enhanced safety measures - based on the latest UK guidance as well as the expertise of UCL’s researchers
This is the latest available data taken from the ucl.ac.uk website on 21st September 2020

University College London (UCL) Reputation

University College London (UCL) is located in West London, Bloomsbury. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 41,180 students are enrolled at UCL:

21,540 of these students come from the UK
5,075 come from other EU countries
- And 14,560 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2018/19)

The graduate outcomes for UCL show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving UCL, is £26,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 7th September 2020


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Architecture and engineering course Any experienced views on how this course differs from Sheffield Uni course
By Researchbod On 22nd April 20
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I've applied to UCL thinking there will be so many opportunities for students, though I realised the reviews aren't so great - low student satisfaction, and I've heard a number of negative comments about this university - yet it is 8th in the QS Rankings. I'm quite confused about how it is so high up in world rankings but low in UK rankings. Also, I don't understand why the careers service is just...
By member1247429 On 20th April 20
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I am thinking to apply for BSc in psychology at UCL. But reading the reviews has got me a little confused. Can anyone inform me about the lecturers and staff faculty under my degree?
By delisha kohli On 13th April 20
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I would like to apply for MSC. Energy systems and data analytics course. Can anyone give a review as regards the course?
By member742998 On 29th October 19
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Any ex-MSc Econ students?
By member1035336 On 19th December 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th September 20

Great location in central London. Good facility, especially with the newly built student centre.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th August 20

everything is nice, location, wifi etc

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th August 20

If you are disabled don't go there they are awful when it comes to look after you and ensure that you can get from one lecture to the next one. Some staff will not follow the support plan either. When staff say they will help you with changing address don't trust them and portico is the worst site they could have picked for student information as home addresses and so on. I have requested my certificates three times now and still none of them have been delivered. They say on the website it will be delivered with DHL outside the UK that's not true either. I have given up on ever getting my certificates so I can't prove what I have studied at UCL as many firms and universities wants the real exam certificate and not a email version.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th July 20

do. not. apply. poor organisation

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th June 20

Good, very stimulating environment.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th June 20

Overall was good ! Highly recommended

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st May 20

I cannot really comment on the undergraduate side of things at UCL as I completed a Masters degree here. The facilities were great and all start of the art. My particular course was overall okay, I would say. It could be disorganised at times. We had some really outstanding dieticians who were members of our facility. One in particular was extremely knowledgeable, kind and always approachable. Unfortunately this was not true for the whole department and I felt subject to discrimination.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th April 20

Studying at UCL was one of the best choices that I have ever made in my life. Met a lot of people who inspired me and experienced a lot of things. The facilities were great as well.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th February 20

International student. Did a 3 year degree. Lecturers went on strike and attempted to convince me to not go into the library to support them. Teachers are bias and teach their political leanings as facts. If you don't agree with the student union's position on things, good luck trying to argue with them. I paid crazy money for professors to not answer my emails, and have barely any time to help with queries. To be honest, going to UCL was paying 50K for a piece of paper with UCL on it, and no actual knowledge of anything mildly useful to my current career to back it up.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th February 20

typical uni with bad organisation and admin but in a nice location.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 20

Almost everything about UCL is excellent and the people who are only studying here without work or other responsibilities can get great benefits from all of the existing services and societies. Some services, e.g. student support centre, perhaps should have more employees to deal with the number of students more effectively. The strikes during 2019 and the upcoming one in February-March are real buzz killers though, and the worst part is that we do not get to have the lectures rescheduled or a full refund.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th February 20

This is where hope and aspiration comes to die. Some of the worst educators in the country who conspire to trample on students energy and ambition by dumbing down and doing the absolute bare minimum. Go to any other university in the UK where teaching is by people that care; where there is intellectual stimulus and progressive attitudes; where accommodation is available and where you can look back with fondness and remember university as a foundation for future success. UCL offers none of these things and I wish I had made any other choice for further education.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th January 20

I am really enjoying my time at UCL and the facilities are really great. They have many enormous libraries to access resources and quiet places to study. There are a range of societies and clubs to join.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th November 19

I studied the Chemical Engineering BEng and graduated in 2018. *All the bad things you hear about the department are true*. Teaching is awful, lecturers for the most part visibly don't want to be there, organisation is bad, and the staff don't care about you. The student satisfaction being 1/5 almost all the time from 2013 to 2020 speaks accurately on how well undergraduates are treated. The department only cares about its postgraduate students in which it makes a name for itself , and draws in undergraduate students to fund the postgraduate research. The best parts of the course are either out-of-department (IEP) or co-ordinated mostly by postgraduate students and not the main staff. The poor teaching means its far more feasible to memorise or copy than actually learn to get ahead. I've written something fuller which you can find here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6241196&p=86176874#

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th October 19

I haven't been here long enough to really comment on a lot of the aspects of university, but there seems to be a great variety of societies! Unfortunately the general administration for the uni is *incredibly* poor... don't expect them to send you much information about anything useful until the absolute last minute!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th September 19

Good uni, sociable with good societies

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th September 19

Imagine, you are invited to a dinner party with a group of people that you admire. It’s considered a very prestigious thing to be invited to those parties, so you are excited and expect this to be the best evening of your young life. The entrance fee is very high, but you know that it will be worth it. You enter the house, and everything seems glamorous and shiny. But already after the first few conversations you start to realise that this was just a facade. More and more it becomes evident that these people are not who they claim to be. They are robbers and you are their victim. In the next second, they stole 14.530 pounds from you. But this is just the beginning. They steal a whole year of your time and cause mental health problems which you will probably not get rid of soon. How could this happen? The whole world praises these dinner parties especially with these people. And now they have robbed you and not given you anything in return. This is what a masters at UCL feels like

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 19

Loved it so far, Im a first year student and although the organisation is not that great, the prestige, facilities and location make up for it.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd September 19

First class teaching and research ... but in almost every other respect, UCL is hot garbage. It’s a for-profit corporation and is run accordingly; they just want your money, and once they’ve got it they treat you like something they’ve scraped off their (expensive, designer) shoe. Organisation and administration are an absolute shambles. Given its history and potential this is a great shame.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st September 19

UCL is well known university but remember it’s not good environment to study or achieve your goals. However if you are buying the name and have money then good luck. They don’t deserve even one star

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st August 19

Amazing staff and good customer service

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th July 19

Probably the highest density of underqualified teachers, unmotivated staff and lost hopes in anything good in this world. This uni stole 15k from me and has not given me propper education in return. The only right thing to do with your acceptance letter is burning it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th July 19

I have enjoyed my time at university

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th July 19

Its good :) Fun and good teaching

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd July 19

The student union is not helpful at all, done nothing constructive apart from spamming email address. The campus is nice especially the new student centre, however, not everywhere in the campus and all lecture halls have access to WiFi which restricted access to study materials.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd July 19

I found my experience as a whole to be amazing. I would not change anything. While there is quite a bit that can be improved it did not affect my overall opinion of my university experience in UCL.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 19

Everything is on the average level, although the fee is quite expensive especially for international students.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th April 19

DO NOT COME TO THIS UNI! UCL has been the worst experience I have ever had! As an MSc student the facilities available are terrible, the support from lecturers are terrible! Throughout my exam period I have contacted my lecturers for support and 3 out of 4 ignored my emails and 1 of them replied saying he cannot offer help. It is an absolute waste of money. The teaching is poor, and the lecture notes available are horrendous! It really comes down to your own knowledge and effort when it comes to revising for exams. As a MSc chemical Engineering student I expected to have good communication and availability in dedicated study spaces, however this was not the case. I would advise not to attend this university, as you will be very disappointed and depressed. The expectation from some modules are far beyond what is being taught. One of my modules I was being taught one thing and being tested on something far beyond and deeper than what we had learnt and covered throughout the course.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th April 19

DO NOT COME TO THIS UNI! UCL has been the worst experience I have ever had! As an MSc student the facilities available are terrible, the support from lecturers are terrible! Throughout my exam period I have contacted my lecturers for support and 3 out of 4 ignored my emails and 1 of them replied saying he cannot offer help. It is an absolute waste of money. The teaching is poor, and the lecture notes available are horrendous! It really comes down to your own knowledge and effort when it comes to revising for exams. As a MSc chemical Engineering student I expected to have good communication and availability in dedicated study spaces, however this was not the case. I would advise not to attend this university, as you will be very disappointed and depressed. The expectation from some modules are far beyond what is being taught. One of my modules I was being taught one thing and being tested on something far beyond and deeper than what we had learnt and covered throughout the course.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th April 19

Nothing but positive about this university

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th March 19

As a MSc student I’d warn everyone not to attend this uni. There is a lack of support for students and whilst you follow exactly what is asked for you they fail students/ give out poor grades for no reason. It seems they don’t want to give out too many high grade degrees.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th January 19

TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY! I am an international student. This uni is just a racket to get foreign students money and provide next to NO services. You cannot get into the classes you need, they offer no help, they just want your money!

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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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