Imperial College London: Statistics

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#45 of 14,131 In the World
#5 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#4 of 131 In England
#2 of 35 In London
#4 of 1,017 For Biochemical Engineering
Top10 For 10 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate15%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 subjects at Advanced ('A') level, or recognized equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to June. Dates of terms for the School of Medicine differ
Enrollment17,565

We've calculated the 15% acceptance rate for Imperial College London based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Imperial College London is a world-class research university with 225,700 scientific papers published and 8,026,549 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Medicine, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Genetics.

Publications
225,700
Citations
8,026,549

Imperial College London majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
132,130 / 5,350,160
Chemistry
120,727 / 4,794,943
Engineering
114,793 / 3,897,335
Physics
109,478 / 3,736,458
Medicine
105,014 / 4,111,123
Computer Science
85,081 / 2,922,946
Environmental Science
81,779 / 2,995,036
Quantum and Particle physics
76,377 / 2,512,721
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
73,534 / 2,629,491
Genetics
68,173 / 3,014,780
Biochemistry
64,938 / 2,957,244
Materials Science
57,165 / 1,984,280
Organic Chemistry
53,614 / 2,016,304
Pathology
51,939 / 2,225,521
Geology
47,403 / 1,735,118
Mathematics
46,610 / 1,551,854
Psychology
44,862 / 1,678,701
Statistics
38,778 / 1,385,852
Geography and Cartography
38,733 / 1,331,899
Optical Engineering
32,587 / 1,119,867
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
31,441 / 917,082
Ecology
30,118 / 1,273,106
Philosophy
29,984 / 910,669
Immunology
29,198 / 1,289,692
Surgery
28,591 / 1,044,309
Paleontology
27,886 / 1,079,487
Psychiatry
27,112 / 1,062,578
Business
26,566 / 738,264
Sociology
26,519 / 1,156,499
Political Science
26,451 / 880,510
Electrical Engineering
25,510 / 814,311
Law
25,401 / 857,747
Metallurgical Engineering
21,507 / 730,563
Public Health
19,465 / 939,744
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
19,317 / 672,050
Economics
19,311 / 592,252
Mechanical Engineering
18,805 / 510,003
History
17,720 / 553,374
Demography
17,207 / 853,081
Astrophysics and Astronomy
17,200 / 594,770

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1141 17387
1991 1240 18431
1992 1306 20017
1993 1449 20842
1994 1454 21295
1995 1655 23289
1996 2074 25931
1997 2054 27448
1998 2302 31366
1999 2398 36587
2000 2784 41678
2001 2778 48162
2002 3141 55280
2003 3673 65940
2004 4113 79459
2005 4448 99467
2006 4808 116912
2007 5248 136391
2008 5660 159808
2009 6236 185376
2010 6748 210230
2011 7365 245111
2012 7742 282672
2013 8465 321308
2014 9058 352899
2015 9720 386638
2016 10217 419239
2017 11357 471898
2018 11348 493410
2019 12660 576458
2020 14342 698060
2021 17216 908158
2022 13546 851349
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for Imperial College London gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Undergraduate (Home/EU) £9,250
Undergraduate (International) £32,000
Postgraduate (Home/EU) £9,250 - £13,000
Postgraduate (International) £29,000 - £38,000

All costs are in British pounds (GBP).

Imperial College London has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Imperial College London.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics No Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences
Master's Degree Business Administration, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences
Doctorate Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Management, Medicine, Paediatrics, Physics

Imperial College London alumni

  1. Brian May

    Brian May
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Graduated with Doctor in astrophysics
    Occupations
    research fellowpianisttelevision presentersinger-songwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Sir Doctor Brian Harold May is a British musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He achieved worldwide fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, which he co-founded with singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor. His guitar work and songwriting contributions helped Queen become one of the most successful acts in music history.

  2. Alexander Fleming

    Alexander Fleming
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1881-1955 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    bacteriologistinventorphysicianpharmacologistsurgeon
    Biography

    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. His discovery in 1928 of what was later named benzylpenicillin (or penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium rubens is described as the "single greatest victory ever achieved over disease." For this discovery, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

  3. Rajiv Gandhi

    Rajiv Gandhi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-1991 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the 6th prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother, then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime minister at the age of 40.

  4. David Irving

    David Irving
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    essayistopinion journalistjournalisthistorianbiographer
    Biography

    David John Cawdell Irving is an English author and Holocaust denier who has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany. His works include The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987) and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996). In his works, he argued that Adolf Hitler did not know of the extermination of Jews, or, if he did, he opposed it. Though Irving's negationist claims and views of German war crimes in World War II (and Hitler's responsibility for them) were never taken seriously by mainstream historians, he was once recognised for his knowledge of Nazi Germany and his ability to unearth new historical documents.

All 100 notable alumni

Imperial College London faculties and divisions

Centre : Co-Curricular Studies Ethics, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Writing
Centre : Environmental Policy Environmental Studies
Centre : Population Biology Biology, Demography and Population, Ecology, Environmental Management
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biomedicine, Cardiology, Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology, Medicine, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Rheumatology, Surgery
Faculty : Natural Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics
School : Business Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, Management, Marketing

General information

Founded 1907
Motto Scientia imperii decus et tutamen

Location and contacts

Address South Kensington Campus
London, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
City population 8,908,000

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