Imperial is based in South Kensington in London, in an area known as ‘Albertopolis’, Prince Albert and Sir Henry Cole’s 19th century vision for an area where science and the arts would come together. The university is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.
Imperial was granted its charter in 1907, merging the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines and City & Guilds College. It's mission was to find ways to grow industry in the British Empire.
Imperial's reputation for excellence attracts 18,000 students and 8,000 staff of the highest quality. Research at Imperial explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business.
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What is ratio of male to female students at Imperial?
60% male and 40% female
How hard is it to get into Imperial?
Imperial is a very competitive university with it’s overall acceptance rate being only 15%.
Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine is one of the largest in Europe, with medical campuses across north and west London and partnerships with a wide range of NHS Trusts, hospitals and clinics.
Imperial's Math Department trains professional mathematicians to pursue the study of abstract, scientific and technological problems by mathematical methods.
Imperial's computing degrees are designed to ensure students will have detailed exposure to both the theoretical and practical aspects of Computing.
Physics at Imperial covers a broad range of topics in both fundamental and applied physics. All courses follow the same core curriculum in physics, maths and experimentation for the first 2 years.
In this professionally accredited course, students learn to apply scientific, engineering and business principles to a variety of complex practical issues.
This course focuses on understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and properties (mechanical, electrical, optical and magnetic) of matter.
Imperial College London boasts an endless list of successful alumni which include science fiction author H.G. Wells, former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, former UK chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson, and former chief executive of Singapore Airlines Chew Choon Seng. Nobel Laureates include Sir Alexander Fleming who famously discovered penicillin in 1928.