University College London - Overview & Background

Former Names

    London University (1826–1836)
University College, London (1836–1907)
University of London, University College (1907–1976)
University College London (1977–2005; remains legal name)




Thomas Campbell & Henry Brougham

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward

University City

Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£143 million

Campus Size

34 acres

Employment Rate


Graduation Rate


Official Website Link

University College London, United Kingdom 

Contact Details

+44 20 7679 2000


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USPs of the University

  • Has built connections with famous teaching hospitals like Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the Royal Free Hospital, and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
  • Has been rated among the top for Research strength by Research Excellence Framework in 2014. 
  • 29 students/academics have been awarded the Nobel Prize. 11 UCL Honorary Graduates and Fellows have also been given the award.

Job and Placements

  • Connected with over 1000 employers. 
  • UCL Careers helps students get advice on job opportunities. 
  • UCL JobOnline is the online job portal. 
  • UCL Talent Bank helps students connect with different employers. 

Infrastructural Facilities

  • The university houses buildings that have even been used for filming purposes, for example, Front Quad was used as a model for ancient Rome in Gladiator.


  • Contains 6000 beds in 26 halls

Notable Alumni

 Some famous alumni from University College London include

  • Francis Augustus Cox, Baptist Minister, active supporter of the foundation of UCL
  • Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher; a leading advocate for the foundation of UCL
  • Sir James Mackintosh, Scottish jurist, politician and historian
  • William Wilkins, Original architect of the main campus
  • Sir Stephen Wall, British diplomat, leading Catholic layman, chairman of Council 
  • Thorold Dickinson, Film maker; Britain's first Professor of Film Studies
  • Roger Fry, Painter, art critic
  • Cameron Sinclair, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity

University College London Location


  • University College London, Gower Street, London. 

Bus Services

  • Available either in front of the main gate or in front of Warren Street Station. 

Train Services

  • Euston, King’s Cross, and St Pancras are the closest stations. 

London Underground (Tube) Services

  • Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines)
  • Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)
  • Euston (Northern and Victoria lines)
  • Russell Square (Piccadilly line) are the closest. 

Nearest Airport

  • Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airport.

Nearest Hospital

  • University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU.

University College London Map Location

Address: Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

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