Imperial College London - Overview & Background


1907 by royal charter


King Edward VII 

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Scientific Knowledge, the Crowning Glory and the Safeguard of the Empire

University City

Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



    £202.1 million 

Campus Size


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Imperial College London

Contact Details

+44 207-589-5111


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USPs of the University

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

Jobs and Placements

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

Infrastructural Facilities

  •  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. 


Accommodation Options

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

Notable Alumni

  • Sir John Brian Pendry, is an English theoretical physicist known for his research into refractive indices and creation of the first practical "Invisibility Cloak"
  • Rajiv Ratna Gandhi, was an Indian politician who served as the sixth prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989
  • Mohammad Abdus Salam, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate
  • Sir Alexander Fleming,was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance
  • 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
  • Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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