University College London: Statistics



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#15 of 14,131 In the World
#3 of 2,785 In Europe
#3 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#3 of 131 In England
#1 of 35 In London
#1 of 3,939 For Cognitive Science
Top1-3 For 21 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* University College London is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) or recognized equivalent, with good passes in 3 approved subjects at Advanced ('A') level; plus one subject at Advanced Subsidiary ('AS') level. In addition, candidates to show evidence of broad general education, eg, GCSE or equivalent, with passes at not less than Grade C in Mathematics and English Language plus 3 other subjects. Further information may be obtained from UCL College Admissions Office
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; January-March; April-June)

Research profile

University College London is a world-class research university with 412,474 scientific papers published and 14,407,767 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Psychology, Engineering, Genetics, Physics, and Pathology.


University College London majors

by publication & citation count

263,086 / 11,014,639
261,435 / 10,354,033
Computer Science
181,131 / 7,052,058
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
175,324 / 5,733,970
171,289 / 7,228,351
148,021 / 6,271,471
140,468 / 4,774,983
139,151 / 6,204,668
135,819 / 4,661,659
130,514 / 5,494,013
119,745 / 5,634,954
Environmental Science
116,763 / 3,864,700
95,312 / 4,208,988
84,363 / 2,980,327
Political Science
82,438 / 2,245,968
78,759 / 2,653,288
78,266 / 2,201,036
Quantum and Particle physics
78,188 / 2,610,806
77,555 / 2,916,363
74,826 / 3,739,521
74,735 / 2,502,398
67,055 / 2,661,999
62,970 / 2,194,522
Geography and Cartography
62,236 / 1,895,706
Organic Chemistry
60,488 / 2,413,469
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
53,566 / 2,062,939
53,031 / 2,312,895
Materials Science
51,414 / 1,721,290
49,532 / 1,276,471
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
46,388 / 1,777,390
Optical Engineering
45,917 / 1,552,304
45,536 / 1,314,971
44,243 / 1,607,851
41,781 / 1,246,525
41,295 / 1,534,843
Public Health
38,798 / 1,685,755
38,615 / 1,161,362
37,907 / 1,671,146
37,555 / 1,304,115
Anatomy and Physiology
36,209 / 1,406,959

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2712 39479
1992 2845 43820
1993 3062 43236
1994 3485 48125
1995 3865 55292
1996 4512 61650
1997 4715 67948
1998 5005 80267
1999 5219 92389
2000 5693 107260
2001 6135 122866
2002 6426 138957
2003 6681 161327
2004 6936 181296
2005 7390 210285
2006 8495 237020
2007 8973 268858
2008 9229 292203
2009 10053 330873
2010 11051 370758
2011 11568 419584
2012 12495 470508
2013 14244 521086
2014 14841 569356
2015 16154 617467
2016 17844 659876
2017 18438 711578
2018 19630 807988
2019 20888 916616
2020 23418 1112324
2021 25106 1279142
2022 23065 1310144
2023 22809 1316172
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University 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 Annual Tuition Cost (GBP)
Undergraduate (UK/EU) £9,250
Undergraduate (International) £22,900 - £29,500
Graduate (UK/EU) £6,840 - £29,500
Graduate (International) £17,000 - £29,500

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 University 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 Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Physics, Surgery
Postgraduate Diploma Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
Master's Degree Fine Arts, Law, Natural Sciences
Doctorate American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Dentistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Educational Psychology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Experimental Psychology, Fine Arts, Genetics, Geography, Haematology, Health Sciences, Hebrew, History, Information Sciences, Jewish Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Neurology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Technology

University College London alumni

  1. Mahatma Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1869-1948 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in University College London
    In 1888 studied law
    revolutionarybarristerpolitical writerpoliticianmemoirist

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule. He inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (from Sanskrit 'great-souled, venerable'), first applied to him in South Africa in 1914, is now used throughout the world.

  2. Christopher Nolan

    Christopher Nolan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1970-.. (age 54)
    camera operatorfilm editorexecutive producerdirectorfilm director

    Christopher Edward Nolan is a British-American filmmaker. Known for his Hollywood blockbusters with complex storytelling, Nolan is considered a leading filmmaker of the 21st century. He has received many accolades, including nominations for eight Academy Awards, and his films have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide, ranking him among the highest-grossing directors. In 2015, he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and in 2024, he was honoured with the British Film Institute Fellowship.

  3. Chris Martin

    Chris Martin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1977-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in University College London
    1996-2000 studied таърихи бостон

    Christopher Anthony John Martin is an English singer, songwriter, musician and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay.

  4. Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1861-1941 (aged 80)
    playwrightsongwriterlyricistfreedom fighterphilosopher

    Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who was active as a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, educationist and painter during the age of Bengal Renaissance. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful" poetry of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; where his elegant prose and magical poetry were widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore was known by sobriquets: Gurudeb, Kobiguru, and Biswokobi.

All 100 notable alumni

University College London faculties and divisions

Faculty : Arts and Humanities Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Dutch, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Greek (Classical), Hebrew, Information Sciences, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Latin American Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Phonetics, Scandinavian Languages, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Brain Sciences Neurology, Neurosciences, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology
Faculty : Built Environment Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture and Planning
Faculty : Engineering Sciences Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Laws European Union Law, Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology
Faculty : Mathematical and Physical Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Nautical Science, Physics, Statistics, Technology
Faculty : Medical Sciences Dentistry, Immunology, Medicine, Oncology, Surgery
Faculty : Population Health Sciences Health Sciences
Faculty : Social and Historical Sciences Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Sciences, Slavic Languages
Institute : Education Continuing Education, Curriculum, Family Studies, Humanities and Social Science Education, International and Comparative Education, Pedagogy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology
School : Pharmacy Pharmacy

General information

Alternative names UCL
Founded 1826
Motto Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae.

Location and contacts

Address Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
City population 8,908,000

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