Ucl (University College London)

London, United Kingdom

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University College London - Overview & Background

Established 1826   
Founder Thomas Campbell & Henry Brougham
University Type Public Research University
University Motto Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward
University City London
Acceptance Rate 63%
Faculty to Student Ratio 1:10
Endowment £143 million
Campus Size 34 acres
Employment Rate 92%
Graduation Rate 94.8%
Official Website Link University College London, United Kingdom
Contact Details +44 20 7679 2000


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USPs of the University

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

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

  • list items 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.
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  • list items Contains 6000 beds in 26 halls
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    Notable Alumni

     Some famous alumni from University College London include

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


  • list items University College London, Gower Street, London. 
  • Bus Services

  • list items Available either in front of the main gate or in front of Warren Street Station. 
  • Train Services

  • list items Euston, King’s Cross, and St Pancras are the closest stations. 
  • London Underground (Tube) Services

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

  • list items Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airport.
  • Nearest Hospital

  • list items University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU.
  • University College London Map Location

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