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King's College London

London, United Kingdom

About King's College London

King’s College London is the fourth oldest university in England and one of the top 25 universities in the world. It is London’s most central university, with five campuses linked through the heart of the capital, enabling King’s to build partnerships with key London institutions and form international conversations. Known for it’s dedication to and research, King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

A Brief History
A brief history

King's was founded in 1828 by a group of politicians and churchmen who wanted a Church of England alternative to what later became University College London (UCL) then known as 'the godless college'.

General info
General information

King's has more than 27,600 students from some 150 countries, and some 6,800 staff. It has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences and social sciences.


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Quick facts about King's College London

  • Average undergrad degree: 3 years course specific
  • Setting: City of London
  • Residential Status: A combination of on and off campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 19,000 (approx)
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King's by the Numbers

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What is ratio of male to female students at King's?

36% male and 64% female

How hard is it to get into King's?

King’s is a very competitive university with it’s overall acceptance rate being only 13%.

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Notable alumni

Prominent graduates from King's include Nobel Prize winners, celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. Just some of King's famous former students include Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, poet John Keats, the founder of nursing, Florence Nightingale, writers Thomas Hardy and Arthur C. Clarke and more than seven Olympic medal winning rowers!

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