Guildhall School campus


UCL is amongst the best universities in the world. We are a diverse global community of students, world-class academics, industry links, external partners, and alumni. Our powerful collective of individuals and institutions work together to explore new possibilities.

Students acting on a stage

Since 1826, we have championed independent thought by attracting and nurturing the world’s best minds. UCL students are directly involved in research, equipping them for the future and inspiring a lifelong curiosity. We teach our students how to think, not what to think.

UCL was awarded the University of the Year 2024 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Our central London location gives our students access not only to the best in entertainment and nightlife, but also to cultural and academic resources. We are close to, and have teaching and research links with, numerous leading hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries and professional bodies.

Pink swirl background design

International students

UCL’s student community is diverse and global. 55% of our students are international. 34% of our staff are international too.

Many of our tutors are world-leading academics in their field. We have partnerships with institutions worldwide, and alumni in 190 countries.

4 students sitting on stairs

Quick Facts

University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

9th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024)

2nd in UK for research power (REF 2021). We are 1st in the UK for research power in medicine, health, life sciences, and social sciences.

30 Nobel laureates

Skip to content