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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 4.1
Based on 100 Reviews
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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
Living in a city was certainly a challenge but it taught me how to be more independent and take advantage of my environment. London is a great city and there was always more to do each day. Traveling around Europe and learning about distinctiveness of each city was the highlight of my experience and London is in a very central l... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to adapt to a new environment. I also learned how to be more frugal. I learned more about European culture in general as well and was able to travel throughout the continent. Definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently, navigate a big city, and put myself out there. You are definitely not coddled like you are at Wellesley - you have to rely on yourself. My good time is attributed to the city itself. London is amazing and has so many opportunities for fun around every corner. I can't wait to go back! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I chose London because I wanted to PROVE to myself that I could make it in a big city, manage a budget, and cook for myself. It taught me a lot about myself, how I socialize, and how I work best, and it really showed me a lot of my weaknesses (which I can now work on). Whereas at Wellesley there's lots of padding in terms of gra... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I made wonderful friends with the other study abroad students - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience in London made me realize how much I love urban environments and being surrounded by so much excitement. I also greatly valued the opportunity to travel during my time abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I spent more time with international students than with locals; it was a fantastic opportunity to interact with multiple world perspectives simultaneously. Also, it was a lot of fun learning London alongside others who were equally new to the city. - The University of Texas at Austin 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
My experience was definitely worthwhile. I had the opportunity to travel, meet other people from vastly different backgrounds, and experience living and studying in an equally different academic culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 22, 2016 Great Experience
The assessments were more intense, so I learned more about managing my time to balance out my work and "play" schedule. I think I came out of the experience a more independent person who isn't afraid of doing things other than work because it "would waste my time" - i.e. found a more balanced lifestyle than I would've allowed m... - Barnard College View Entire Review
It was incredibly worthwhile, I learned to be much more independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about independence, and working without being pushed. I also was put into an environment where I was able to deal with issues on a macro, advanced level - in contrast to how information is typically spoon-fed at Middlebury - which I think was immensely valuable. I made good friends in another country that I pla... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
just nice to be back in a place/environment with real people - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to budget and plan trips well. I think that I learned a lot about social skills and putting myself out there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Going abroad is a lessen in independence, especially if you go without any friends from your home institution. - 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 (RAE 2008)

  • 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):
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Historic Preservation
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • British Literature
  • Writing, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • Pre-Engineering
  • English Language and Literature
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Computer and Information Sciences
Minimum GPA:
3.3
Year Founded:
-1826
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