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UCL has been described by the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation’ and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s finest universities. Academic reputation One of the highest ranked universities... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.8
Based on 64 Reviews
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I learned how to live completely on my own, deal with maintenance issues, buy food and household goods, set up a bank account, cook, and manage expenses. It was worthwhile to learn these things. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became more independent and learned to trust myself when traveling. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 26, 2019 London Is The Best City
I got to experience education in another country which is so different from the United States - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 Eye Opening
Gained so many travel experiences and made friends that we would previously not have met in our entire life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to appreciate my home school and the organization it has. This school had a terrible registration process for classes. My classes took weeks to be finalized and I frequently had to see the administration in person. At the end of the semester the administration lost my final (and only) exam but I was lucky enough that I... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to survive independently in a bustling city and learned a great deal about the culture. In terms of academics, the program was not very rigorous, professors were difficult to contact, and overall was not enriching, insightful or engaging. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about how to live independently in a (foreign) city, and how to forge new relationships with people from such diverse backgrounds. I gained invaluable exposure to European cities, culture, people, institutions and environments, and was able to grow not only academically but personally as well. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a great deal about countries that were not England, as I only interacted with international students all semester. That was certainly the most rewarding aspect of the semester, and I am so glad I had the chance to study abroad for that reason. Did not learn a great deal in my classes. Became much better at managing log... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
By being exposed to people who don't think so similarly to me, I was challenged to question myself every day: Is there a better career path for me that I haven't considered because it's not popular in the US? Is there a better way to do higher education? Is there a more interesting thing to study for me that isn't offered in the... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Navigating other cultures, exploration - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to deal with transitions and changes again like freshman year. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and what i wanted to do with my life. Plus I learned how much I love Europe!! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
How to live in a city and navigate London. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really enjoyed my life abroad and felt that I gained a sense of independence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
As cliche as it sounds, I think I learned the most about other cultures through mere exposure effect. I tried my hardest to visit as many places as possible, and I loved learning about the culture and history of each place. I also took classes that weren't offered at my home university, so it was really cool to learn about topic... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New American friends, sense of independence, the experience of having large classes and being "on my own." - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience was absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself as a person and a traveler - especially how I handle being alone. Living in an single for the first time and doing a bit of solo travel meant that I had a lot of time by myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I have lived outside of my home country since I was 5 years old, and I have felt like a perpetual foreigner wherever I lived. London is incredibly diverse, international, and full of students, and I learned that I am most at home in this environment. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 17, 2018 Amazing City
Living abroad was a great experience. London is an incredible and diverse city. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 25, 2018 Many New Experiences
Learned a lot about being self sufficient and using resources available to figure things out. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Was worth it for the traveling. No school will be better than Wellesley's but most will be less work. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 03, 2018 It Was Okay...
I was able to travel all over Europe and experience living in a new country/city. Although I felt that a lot could have been improved about the education aspect of my time abroad, I overall really enjoyed being in London and being abroad for a semester. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be far more independent than before -- I was living on my own with other UCL students as flatmates, cooking for myself, figuring out everything... And meeting so many new people from all over the world really helped me develop a global perspective. Some of my classes were really interesting and helped pique new inte... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
November 17, 2017 Abroad Experience At Ucl
Yes it was definitely worthwhile. I loved being able to experience a new culture. Although the U.K. is similar to the US it is by no means the same. Even being able to experience living in the city was amazing and different. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 06, 2017 Great London Experience
Being able to live in the center of London. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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UCL has been described by the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation’ and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s finest universities.

Academic reputation


  • One of the highest ranked universities in the UK and in the top ten universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings)

  • Ranked third in the UK for world leading research

  • 21 Nobel Prize winners from our former students and academic staff

  • High quality education which includes the latest research and innovative approaches to learning

  • Emphasis on small-group teaching, with an overall staff-student ratio of 1:9

  • International perspective
  • A dynamic and cosmopolitan atmosphere with around 30% students from outside the UK, from almost 140 different countries

  • Internationally relevant curricula, ensuring that UCL students are educated for global citizenship and leadership

  • Active exchange and research links with over 260 universities around the world

  • Study abroad opportunities in many degree programmes

  • Outstanding location
  • Located on a compact site in the heart of London with extensive academic facilities on campus

  • Proximity to unparalleled resources such as the British Library, museums, archives, cultural institutions and professtional bodies

  • Situated at the centre of one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities

  • Future prospects
  • UCL degrees are recognized and respected around the world

  • UCL graduates are highly sought after by employers

  • Support and advice on career choices open to all students at all stages of their degree programme

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • English Language and Literature
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Writing, General
  • British Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Historic Preservation
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
-1826
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