University College London: Statistics

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#21 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 1,033 For Urban and Regional planning
Top10 For 29 other topics
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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 191,386 scientific papers published and 10,289,440 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, Demography, and Environmental Science.


University College London majors

by publication & citation count

61,947 / 3,789,416
41,244 / 3,233,852
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,394 / 1,344,313
27,948 / 1,429,551
Computer Science
27,842 / 1,931,856
23,105 / 780,749
22,347 / 1,882,343
18,278 / 818,447
11,996 / 835,114
Environmental Science
11,519 / 558,023
Materials Science
8,804 / 267,148
7,848 / 300,541
Health Science
7,005 / 417,545
6,756 / 727,416
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,738 / 366,835
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,185 / 318,257
5,899 / 546,350
5,691 / 260,948
5,666 / 288,355
Oncology and Cancer research
5,405 / 313,193
5,011 / 556,211
4,799 / 389,755
Art & Design
4,682 / 125,381
Cognitive Science
4,411 / 479,883
4,390 / 328,063
4,264 / 125,914
Public Health
4,191 / 304,435
Political Science
4,109 / 46,646
3,947 / 306,894
Optical Engineering
3,482 / 107,833
3,390 / 260,961
Anatomy and Physiology
3,358 / 271,798
3,347 / 145,831
3,262 / 234,070
Healthcare Management (MHA)
3,198 / 181,114
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
3,168 / 248,402
Child Psychology
3,118 / 294,704
Geography and Cartography
3,035 / 95,549
Critical Care Nursing
2,963 / 200,493
Molecular Biology
2,904 / 205,727

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1289 31645
1992 1291 34516
1993 1504 36345
1994 1805 40587
1995 2069 47493
1996 2403 55258
1997 2649 63086
1998 2887 75794
1999 3151 88019
2000 3560 102971
2001 3801 120636
2002 4018 140680
2003 4251 166289
2004 4633 189564
2005 5134 221522
2006 5575 258938
2007 5918 291907
2008 6127 325770
2009 6877 372605
2010 7438 409756
2011 7543 470636
2012 8534 541516
2013 9895 603958
2014 10458 656614
2015 11545 713254
2016 12262 735436
2017 12637 790695
2018 13058 806974
2019 14194 916312
2020 16166 1106592
2021 16912 1249139
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
    philosopherpoliticianpeace activistnewspaper editormemoirist

    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 (Sanskrit: "great-souled", "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

  2. Christopher Nolan

    Christopher Nolan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1970-.. (age 53)
    executive producerfilm editorcamera operatorfilm actorwriter

    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. His films have grossed $5 billion worldwide. The recipient of many accolades, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, and in 2019, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to film.

  3. Chris Martin

    Chris Martin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in University College London
    1996-2000 studied ancient history
    songwriterguitaristpublic figuremusicianrecord producer

    Christopher Anthony John Martin is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, pianist, rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay. Born in Exeter, Devon, he went to University College London, where he formed the band with classmates Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. They found worldwide fame with the release of the song "Yellow" in 2000, receiving acclaim for albums such as A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008) and others. He won seven Grammy Awards and nine Brit Awards as part of the band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide as of 2021, making them the most successful group of the 21st century. Martin appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the United Kingdom.

  4. Rabindranath Tagore

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

    Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who worked as a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. 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; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore was known by sobriquets: Gurudeb, Kobiguru, 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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