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UCL sits at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, meaning students are perfectly placed to take advantage of everything London has to offer. The institution was the first in England to welcome women to university education, and the first in England to welcome students of any religion or social background. UCL is often described as London’s leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students enjoying it’s modern, outward-looking commitment to engage with the major issues of our times.
UCL was founded in 1826 to bring higher education to those who were typically excluded from it. In 1878, it became the first university in England to admit women on equal terms as men.
UCL has 11 faculties: Arts & Humanities, Built Environment, Brain Sciences, Engineering, Education, Laws, Life Sciences, Math / Physical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Sciences
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What percentage of UCL students are male and what percentage are female?
58% female and 42% male
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%.
This degree, aimed at ambitious and mathematically capable students, provides a grounding in economic theory, along with the technical tools, maths and statistics to assist in mastering this theory.
UCL's biochemistry degree equips students with the essential knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology that is at the heart of much of modern life sciences research.
This 3 year programme combines theory and research with practical application and skills-based training. Students also have the opportunity, after year 2, to extend their knowledge by studying abroad.
This popular degree provides breadth and depth in understanding social and political phenomena and the principles informing, and consequences following, policy choices.
This 3 year programme, accredited by the British Psychological Society, exposes students to a wide coverage of the field of psychology and includes the opportunity for some specialisation.
As well as exploring fundamental science, this degree goes to the cutting edge of technologies that affect everyday life, equipping students with the tools to address tomorrow's questions.
Beyond claiming a number of former students as Nobel Prize winners in Physics, Molecular Biology and Chemistry, UCL alumni include: film director Christopher Nolan, preeminent leader of the Indian Independence Movement, Mahatma Gandhi, Baroness Patricia Scotland, who became the UK’s first female Attorney General, former Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi and Cold Play front man Chris Martin.
Oxford, UK A-Level requirements: A*A*A-AAA IB score: 38 and above
Cambridge, UK A-Level requirements: A*A*A-AAA IB score: 40 and above
London, UK A- Level requirements: A*A*A-AAA IB score: 38 and above