Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom

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Imperial College London - Overview & Background

Founder King Edward VII 
University Type Public Research University
University Motto Scientific Knowledge, the Crowning Glory and the Safeguard of the Empire
University City London
Acceptance Rate  28%
Faculty to Student Ratio 1:13
Endowment     £202.1 million 
Campus Size  240-acres 
Employment Rate 65%
Official Website Link Imperial College London
Contact Details +44 207-589-5111


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USPs of the University

  • list items Imperial College is reputed for its reputation in Science and Technology 
  • list items Healthy student to faculty ratio
  • list items Ranked 20th in the  QS Graduate Employability rankings
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    Jobs and Placements

  • list items Survey-based on the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveals that most postgraduates and research scholars were employed.
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    Infrastructural Facilities

  • list items  Its main campus is situated in South Kensington and there are four more major buildings in addition to others. It has many restaurants and cafes. 
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    Accommodation Options

  • list items Halls on the Silwood Park Campus (not based in London): single and double occupancy rooms, weekly rent lies between 100 to 150 Pounds
  • list items GradPad- studios for postgraduate students. Rent ranges from £264 to £466
  • list items Private housing- variable.
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    Notable Alumni

  • list items Sir John Brian Pendry, is an English theoretical physicist known for his research into refractive indices and creation of the first practical "Invisibility Cloak"
  • list items Rajiv Ratna Gandhi, was an Indian politician who served as the sixth prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989
  • list items Mohammad Abdus Salam, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate
  • list items Sir Alexander Fleming,was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance
  • list items Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett, was a British experimental physicist known for his work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism, winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1948
  • list items Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.
  • list items Sir Alexander Fleming, was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin.
  • list items Sir Julius Vogel, was the eighth premier of New Zealand. His administration is best remembered for the issuing of bonds to fund railway construction and other public works.
  • list items Gary A. Tanaka, is an American businessman, sportsman and philanthropist who co-founded the investment company Amerindo Investment Advisors in 1979 along with Alberto Vilar.
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    Location of Imperial College London

    Recreational sites

    Sport centres, cafes and restaurants within the campus

    Main Campus -South Kensington

    Imperial College London Map Location

    Address - Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BX, United Kingdom