Royal College of Art: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1693 of 14,131 In the World
#568 of 2,785 In Europe
#105 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#84 of 131 In England
#22 of 35 In London
#275 of 1,252 For Photography
Top50% For 10 other topics
Topical rankings

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
28%
Enrollment
2,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.rca.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate28%
Admissions RequirementsGood undergraduate degree (II ii). Excellent portfolio of creative work, spoken and written English. For direct entry to PhD, Master's degree and knowledge of research methods
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - December; January-March; April-July)
Enrollment2,500
Full time employee150
Student:staff ratio17:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
809
Citations
14,686

Royal College of Art majors

by publication & citation count

Art & Design
276 / 4,688
Engineering
276 / 3,031
Computer Science
272 / 7,182
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
269 / 3,817
Business
122 / 4,003
Sociology
107 / 2,440
Human-Computer Interaction
73 / 1,339
Physics
67 / 400
Fashion Design
66 / 120
Medicine
63 / 543
Chemistry
61 / 262
Psychology
59 / 1,653
UX/UI Desgin
54 / 2,438
Materials Science
51 / 242
Graphic Design
43 / 2,052
Aesthetics
40 / 293
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
39 / 136
Art History
38 / 23
Multimedia
37 / 1,892
Management Information Systems
37 / 2,801
History
33 / 95
Product and Industrial Design
32 / 1,228
Architecture
31 / 38
Communications and Public Relations
31 / 533
Creative Writing
30 / 176
Environmental Science
30 / 545
Cognitive Science
30 / 1,570
Data Science
22 / 666
Computer Vision
22 / 33
Project Management
21 / 1,600
Media Studies
21 / 121
Architectural Engineering
21 / 21
Biology
19 / 127
Political Science
18 / 7
Management
17 / 746
Mathematics
17 / 336
Economics
16 / 37
Healthcare Management (MHA)
15 / 219
Structural Engineering
15 / 18
Demography
14 / 595

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 27
1992 1 13
1993 6 18
1994 3 26
1995 7 21
1996 2 29
1997 8 56
1998 6 55
1999 7 66
2000 10 130
2001 7 119
2002 11 164
2003 16 245
2004 11 335
2005 19 448
2006 12 505
2007 16 693
2008 22 691
2009 14 766
2010 38 708
2011 20 802
2012 53 740
2013 71 851
2014 59 969
2015 68 947
2016 43 966
2017 69 1044
2018 66 1148
2019 58 1323
2020 83 1519
2021 56 1449

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $11,250$6,250
International students $18,750$20,000

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences
Doctorate Design

Royal College of Art alumni

  1. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-2016 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    television actorgraphic designerscreenwriterwritercharacter actor
    Biography

    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director. Known for his deep, languid voice, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions. He played the Vicomte de Valmont in the RSC stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, and after the production transferred to the West End in 1986 and Broadway in 1987, he was nominated for a Tony Award.

  2. Ridley Scott

    Ridley Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    actorexecutive producerfilm producerfilm directortelevision producer
    Biography

    Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. He has directed, among others, the science fiction films Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) and The Martian (2015), the road crime film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), and the war film Black Hawk Down (2001).

  3. David Hockney

    David Hockney
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    painterlithographerscenographersculptorphotographer
    Biography

    David Hockney is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

  4. James Dyson

    James Dyson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    inventorfarmerdesignerentrepreneurindustrial designer
    Biography

    Sir James Dyson is an English inventor, industrial designer, farmer and billionaire entrepreneur who founded Dyson Ltd. He is best known as the inventor of the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works on the principle of cyclonic separation. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2021, he is the fourth richest person in the UK with an estimated net worth of £16.3 billion.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names RCA
Founded 1896
Accreditation Privy Council
Academic structure School of Architecture
School of Communication
School of Design
School of Fine Art
School of Humanities
School of Material
Affiliations and memberships Universities UK

Location and Contacts

Address Kensington Gore
London, London, SW7 2EU
United Kingdom
City population 8,908,000
Phone +44 (20) 7590 4444
Fax +44 (20) 7590 4500

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