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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 4.0
Based on 87 Reviews
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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
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
August 08, 2017 Great Time
Pants mean something different across the pond. Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot because I put in the work. Nothing in London was easy and felt no support from UCL or my home college. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 02, 2017 Chill
Gained friends, a new perspective of American and British education, and new appreciation of what I have. Definitely worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 24, 2017 Best Semester Ever
I learned how to be more independent, live alone (more or less), and travel. I would do it again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 26, 2017 I Had Fun !
I learned that I can thrive anywhere. It was very worthwhile and made me a little bit less scared to graduate. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Worthwhile for sure; able to see and experience more of the world that would otherwise not have opportunity to in the near future. Take advantage of location and travel. - 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
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
What I loved most about studying abroad is the sense of independence and feeling of adventure I gained. Even before studying abroad, I lived far away from home due to college. But since I was an ocean away, I really had to deal with my own problems like booking plane ticket and hotels and even setting up my own doctors appointme... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. I was only supposed to go abroad for one semester, but I decided to extend it for the rest of the year. I learned so much about myself and the world around me. If you are on the fence about studying abroad, just go! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about budgeting, independent learning and testing my motivation. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
loved living in london - Middlebury College View Entire Review
how to live independently - 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
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Writing, General
  • British Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Historic Preservation
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Business Administration and Management
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
-1826
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