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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 46 Reviews
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Past Review Loving London
Yes, it was worthwhile. I love the city itself, and I feel like I got just the right amount of culture shock. People were generally polite and I learned a lot about the system of education here. - Barnard College View Entire Review
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It was worthwhile in the sense that I became much more independent and traveled everywhere. I enjoyed my time in London and think that it was a great personal, rather than academic experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile, - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I understood that I can live in a large city and adapt to living alone. I loved hearing about politics from all over Europe and seeing how a foreign government works. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Studying abroad in London was really fun, I learned a lot about living in another city and met some great people. Strongly recommended. View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned how to be more independent and deal with challenges - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review
My study abroad experience gave me a new perspective on my studies at Wellesley and deepened my academic interests, mainly because of the regional focus of the program. I gained a fuller appreciation not only of my host country but also of my Wellesley experience and developed a clearer idea about my postgrad plans which might i... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself during my time abroad. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review
I would choose a different program within this university. My overall study abroad experience was worthwhile because of the people I met and the traveling I got to do. The academic experience was poor and hardly an experience at all. I gained a much broader cultural experience from people who I met from other European countrie... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
Going into the experience, I knew that academics were important but really I found that the overall experience was the most valuable. I learned a lot from my classes but I learned more from learning about another culture, meeting people, traveling, being away from home, etc. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
I can hardly begin to write about everything I experienced in my nine months in London. Every day was extraordinary, even the bad ones. It's ineffable. I didn't come home for Christmas. I didn't want to come home in June. I met people who have changed my life and my perspective on the world. I made friends I will never... - Tulane University View Entire Review
Definitely, I really enjoyed UCL! The best part was expanding my economics knowledge to a more global and applicable scale. I learned more in my courses abroad than I thought I would and these skills along with the international exposure has allowed me to grow and become a more marketable person. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I learned more about myself and what I'm capable of. I'm more confident in so many ways. I achieved a lot of personal growth and I couldn't have asked for more. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved getting to learn about a different culture firsthand. Being able to live in London alone made the program worthwhile. It is such an amazing city, and I loved getting to know it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, absolutely. I learned a lot about myself while studying abroad. I think I am more in touch with my true self, and necessarily more independent. It has made me realize, however, that I would not want to settle down far away from my family. - Columbia University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, a unique experience. But could have been improved. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES, completely. I know now that I want my graduate degree in history ,adn I much preferred the UK system. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
My experience was not without pitfalls and times of stress, but going abroad was like starting college again: increased responsibility, having to adapt to new surroundings, new people, and the exciting chance to meet new people and have new opportunities. You have a chance to travel and see things many adults get to see their w... - Columbia University View Entire Review
Past Review
This was the greatest experience of my life and I feel bad for students that do not do it. If finances are an issue, do an exchange program! London is my favorite city and so living there for nearly 6 months was a dream come true. - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I love the independence I gained by being abroad for nine months, and it made me much more confident about living entirely on my own. I also feel really lucky to have had access to so many cultural and arts activities, and for all the traveling I got to do. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was great and helped me feel confident that I can live far from home and survive in a foreign country. - Barnard 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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