Is UCL better than Imperial?

Asked by: Dorris Quigley  |  Last update: March 8, 2022
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QS World University Rankings® 2022
UCL beats Imperial by eight positions in the academic reputation indicator; whereas Imperial comes out on top in the employer reputation indicator, ranking ninth to UCL's 13th. Both schools have a high faculty/student ratio, although Imperial places in 27th and UCL ranks 38th.

Is UCL easier than Imperial?

In terms of reputation, UCL beats Imperial among academics, while Imperial has a slightly stronger reputation among graduate employers, and also offers a slightly better student/faculty ratio.

Is UCL better than Imperial for medicine?

QS 2016 ranks UCL as the 9th best Medical school in the world, and Imperial as 11th best Medical school. UCL is ranked 19th best in the world for Biological Sciences, Imperial is ranked 16th best.

Is UCL as good as Oxbridge?

UCL is ranked 16th in the world and fourth in the UK behind Oxford, which came first, Cambridge, which jumped two places to second, and Imperial College, London, which was eighth.

Is UCL a prestigious university?

University College London has been named the 17th most prestigious university in the world following the publication of the 2021 THE World Reputation Rankings. This means UCL remains the most prestigious university in the UK outside of Oxbridge, and also the best in London.

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Which is better kings or UCL?

In this respect, King's has got you covered, with 94% students in full time employment or pursuing further study six months after graduating. UCL, meanwhile, lag behind with only 90.6%. Which, you know, isn't disastrous. But the numbers don't lie: on this category, King's is better.

Is Durham or UCL better?

Durham does better on national rankings, UCL does better on international rankings. The national rankings reflect undergraduate education while there international rankings reflect research (and size).

Is UCL hard to get into?

How hard is it to get into UCL? UCL is one of the most competitive universities in the UK — with the overall admission rate of 16% similar to that of Oxford and Cambridge. More competitive courses have admission rates below 10%.

Why is UCL ranked so high?

UCL has a very large research portfolio and world class researchers. This means it ranks highly in global tables that primarily measure research, either by quality or quantity. The three national tables, however, look mainly at undergraduate admissions, outcomes and experience.

Is UCL or kings better for medicine?

That said, UCL is more than 3 times larger than KCL in medicine research, and more than twice as large as Edinburgh. So you might have a larger breath of research areas at UCL than at the other two. But KCL has a higher concentration of research quality than the other 2, followed by Edinburgh.

What course is UCL famous for?

UCL Institute of Education holds its position as the world number 1 in Education, with Architecture number 2 and Archaeology number 3 globally. Anthropology, Geography, Arts & Humanities, Psychology, Anatomy, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry all rank in the world top 10.

Is UCL a good uni for medicine?

UCL Medical School is ranked 9th in the world in the QS World University Rankings Top Medical Universities (2021). Our MBBS is one of the most prestigious in the world and many UCL Medical School alumni have gone on to become globally high-profile figures and leaders of the medical profession.

Is UCL the same as Ivy League?

UCL also beat other world-famous universities including Ivy League colleges in the US like Yale and Columbia. The only two UK universities which ranked higher are Oxford and Cambridge as might be expected, but even then, Cambridge has fallen to only one place ahead of UCL!

Is UCL better than Manchester University?

Internationally, it's got to be UCL, and within the United Kingdom, they are both well respected universities. In terms of international ranking, UCL sits consistently higher than Manchester across all league tables, mainly due to its research output as well as student diversity.

Is Yale better than UCL?

In terms of academic reputation, QS ranks Cornell, Pennsylvania, Brown and Dartmouth lower than UCL and Imperial. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia are ranked higher.

Is UCL one of the best unis in the world?

UCL ranked 8th best university in the world. UCL has climbed from tenth to eighth place in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. The university secured joint eighth position, sharing the spot with Switzerland's ETH Zurich and rising two places from the 2021 rankings.

Which is better LSE or UCL?

In terms of rankings, the LSE is higher ranked for most subjects that it teaches ( since LSE is social sciences only) but UCL is slightly higher ranked overall (probably due to having all subjects).

Is Imperial a good university?

Imperial has always had a fantastic reputation in the fields of science and technology. In this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject, the university was ranked in the world's top 10 universities for engineering & technology subjects as well as natural and environmental sciences.

Do UCL give unconditional offers?

Once UCL has received the relevant documentation confirming that you have met the conditions set out for you, your offer will become unconditional. UCL will only permit students in possession of an unconditional offer to enrol on a programme of study.

Is UCL competitive?

Applying for the BA in English at UCL is competitive. We receive over 1000 applications a year and usually make around 350 offers for the 100 places on the programme.

What is UCL acceptance rate?

According to the latest report of UCAS in 2022, UCL received 47,884 applications and recorded an acceptance rate of 63%. This includes 40,996 full-time and 6,888 part-time students. Although UCL is moderately selective, getting admission into one of the programs at UCL is challenging.

Are imperial Oxbridge rejects?

Most Imperial and UCL students are people who would be perfectly capable of doing an Oxbridge degree but either chose not to or were not offered a place.

Where do Oxbridge rejects go?

There are 20,000 UK applicants who are rejected by Oxford and Cambridge. The large majority of them have AAA or better at A level, and 5,500 of them have A*A*A or better. Unsurprisingly, given their qualifications, they get places at Imperial, Edinburgh, Kings, Warwick, Durham, Bristol, LSE, St Andrews, and so on.

Is Imperial as hard as Oxbridge?

Imperial College London is Oxbridge-level”. To what extent is this statement true? - Quora. Oxford and Cambridge have consistently ranked at the top of the Times World University Rankings, Imperial College have come in consistently behind Oxbridge among UK universities in those rankings.