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On 17th October 18

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King's College London (KCL) #69
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King's College London (KCL) Hall Rankings


iQ The Arcade #1
Moonraker Point #2
Great Dover Street Apartments #3
Stamford Street Apartments #4
Julian Markham House #5
Champion Hill Residence #6
Ewen Henderson Court #7
Wolfson House #8
Iris Brook & Orchard Lisle #9

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On 17th October 18

Applying to King's College London (KCL)

Entry Requirements:

208-223 UCAS Points

Average range for King's College London (KCL) 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:
15,390
÷  
Applications:
27,440
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Offer rate:
56.09%
Acceptances:
3,155
÷  
Applicants:
25,870
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Acceptance rate:
12.2%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

King's College London (KCL) Reputation

King's College London is located in Central London, Strand. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 32,270 students are enrolled at King's College London:

- 21,095 of these students come from the UK
- 4,080 come from other EU countries
- And 7,095 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for King's College London show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving King's College London, is £26,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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How is KCL for Banking and Finance MSc?
By member1047078 On 1st April 20
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I have been accepted to study Global Health in KCL and I am very keen to know more about the experiences of the students involved in this program or that have finished it. It is so expensive and I would be doing a great effort to study here. I have been granted other offers so I am trying to find the best program. PLEASE HELP =)
By member1146927 On 23rd March 20
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how is kcl for public health?
By member445741 On 15th February 20
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how is the accommodation at kings?
By member543858 On 21st November 19
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Is king college hard
By member642689 On 12th October 19
Depends on what you would define as 'hard' and what you are studying, I guess. KCL is world renowned in certain areas, such as nursing, medicine, war studies and political economy, to name some of the most obvious ones. It can be competitive to get in, and the quality of teaching is quite good. As a result, you better put in the effort, cuz. otherwise seminars are not going to be kind to you. Howe...
By member1043267 On 7th November 19
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd April 20

Really terrible university. No support, leads you to empty your pockets and the teaching faculty bully students. Would not recommend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th March 20

Horrible atmosphere on campus, communication from the uni to students is generally poor, union is next to useless. The course and teaching is however, very good. I guess that's what really counts, but everything else is grossly disappointing. Your money may be better spent elsewhere

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

KCL is the least professional institution that I have ever encountered and provided the worst educational experience of my life. The professors are not as engaged and do not provide as much time with students as they usually do at American universities. The educational services are nonexistent. If you are not a native English speaker, as a lot of the students are, there are no opportunities for writing or academic assistance as foreign students get in American universities. The buildings are poorly maintained. They do not allow you to review your papers or problem sets, denying you the opportunity to learn. Most of all, they strike and use the students as leverage. The administration is totally incompetent, failing on all aspects from tuition, they overcharged me multiple times, to taking forever to respond to emails. There is no customer service and they care more about bureaucratic processes than helping students.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th January 20

KCL is fine. However, the residence service is absolutely useless. Go for external companies for residence.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th January 20

King's College London is in every sense a prestigious place to be. Everywhere you walk around, you find the great legacy running through its veins. The study is quite good and some professor's teaching methods are absolutely fantastic. It is truly an international university and anybody studying here would be in awe of its strength, size and education. The institution is perfect in every sense, however, just needs to have a much stronger community environment, for which I have the conviction that it will achieve in the near future.

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

Studied here for a year. Very happy and have learnt loads. Great Staff and career prospects. The most underrated London uni!

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

Great college with very high quality lecturers. Great student support.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st December 19

I did my distance masters here. King's shows very little interest in actually teaching. I felt like I had to know all the answers coming in & when mistakes were made there was NO opportunity to follow up to understand why. Essays with 700 word limit receive only feedback saying what else you should have written. Ask for guidance on improvement & you're sent on a wild goose chase of the poorly designed modules. I've only met one instructor who was genuinely helpful & interested in teaching. Everyone else defends their own position, making sure to not say anything that might come back to haunt them. Vague, intellectually dishonest and self-referencing is how I would best describe my interactions with the majority of the instructors. Also the only thing they teach you is what's going on at King's - so you don't get an actual full picture of the topic, they only focus on the research King's is interested in. 20k for an online masters is a ton, there is MUCH to be improved here.

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

Really struggling to settle in, isolating experience.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th October 19

Bad Admission, charged me £60.00 without clarifying refusal, nobody answer the telephone, nobody reply letters. Students should avoid this rubbish place and think to study at another university.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th October 19

Horrible uni with some of the very worst administration I have ever seen. They are more concerned in looking world-class than treating their members (both students and staff) with respect and fairness.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th September 19

Brilliant university, passionate staff, dedicated students who will question your opinions and clubs left right and centre.

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

King's is very traditional but slowly modernizing. Sometimes you'll feel weighed down by academia, but a trip to one of the bars will snap you out of it!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 19

Really enjoyed my time here, I would recommend

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

Loved my time here and will miss it very much!

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

Student societies here are often involved in issues such as racism and Islamophobia. If you didn't hear, the uni recently blocked left wing students' cards and those who were seen to a security threat when the Queen visited campus !!!! King's have also not revoked the degree they awarded to the Sultan of Brunei.... something to think about!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 19

great university i love it. It provides so much in all areas and everybody iv'e met is amazing.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 18

Amazing university, great location!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th October 18

Great time! Would highly recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st September 18

Very bad on careers my sister went to UCL and imperial to study. My sister had advice from lecturers re her CV and possible career choices. At least at Imperial they actually had speakers come in to talk about career routes nothing lile that was offered at KCL. I only hope they've improved.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th December 17

Sometimes when the WiFi doesn’t work it is very annoying

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th June 17

Really nice campuses in the central of London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st June 17

My mother was admitted to major trauma ward St Mary's hospital, Paddington 4 weeks ago. I came across a young nurse called CLOE NEVERSON, this nurse in my opinion should receive the Nobel prize. She is only a student nurse training through Kings college but she is superhuman. The care and attention my mother, my family and I received from Cloe was outstanding. Even when off duty, Cloe took time out to check in on, not only us, but all the other patients on the ward. This young nurse is by far the most professional, caring, understanding and competent human being I have experienced in my 51 years of life. She is going to be one of the NHS's greatest ambassador's for our health service. Well done Cloe. The O'Leary family.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th November 16

Decent campus and facilities, great internet, great careers service

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th November 15

There's loads of society's for basically anything you can think of, and they're really easy to join into. Everyone is willing to except new people at any time so it's a really friendly atmosphere.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th August 15

Love the university, great location, great staff, fantastic subjects and engaging union, top marks on all fronts indeed. would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th August 15

University is ok, doesn't have the campus feeling other out of London university's have but is nice

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th August 15

Abysmal university, that has unbelievably poor administration. They are completely disorganised. Stay AWAY 100% There is a reason why King's is trailing in the league tables...

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

Decent university with brilliant career prospects. Considering students attend university to get a job post-graduation, what more could you want?

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th August 15

Good atmosphere, some aspects need some work

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