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Top Universities in the UK

Posted on Nov 08, 2019
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The United Kingdom is known for many things, its Architecture, food, culture, and heritage. But one of the main aspects that make it stand out from the rest of the world is the treasure of some of the oldest, most prestigious and exceptional educational institutes. The UK is home to a number of top universities spread across the country. Here are some of the best colleges UK has to offer-

  • 1.University of Oxford

University of Oxford is the oldest institution in the English-speaking world and one of the most difficult colleges to get in. The university is ranked number one globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Located in the beautiful city of Oxford, the college boasts of a huge campus and excellent faculty. Its notable alumni include 27 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and about 70 Nobel Prize winners. Another prominent personality is Sir Stephen Hawking. There are many social and recreational activities available for students like rowing, cultural events, and societies to maintain a healthy college life.

  • 2.Imperial College London

Imperial College London is ranked as one of the best universities for science, technology, engineering and research. Imperial is organized through a network of departments and faculty. The university claims to have some of the best faculty members, supporting world-class education and fundamental research. It is the 3rd best university in Europe and 1st in London in 2019. The author H. G. Wells and Sir Liam Donaldson, head physician to the Queen, are among Imperial’s famous alumni.

  • 3.University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, like Oxford is one the oldest, most prestigious university in the world. It is known for its department of Mathematics and has various famous British scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors and mathematicians as its alumni. The university is highly selective and has some of the lowest acceptance rates in Europe. In addition to 31 colleges, the university operates over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

  • 4.London School of Economics and Political Science

Giving a tough competition to the Ivy League, London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the most preferred study abroad destinations for international students. Accommodating over 10,000 students and 3,300 staff members, LSE has some of the most diverse student bodies and the campus in the world. The university is famous for its courses in law, economics, history and political science. Notable alumni and staff include 53 heads of state or government, 20 members of the current British House of Commons and 18 Nobel Laureates.

  • 5.King’s College London

Established in 1829, King’s College has an outstanding reputation for exceptional teaching and cutting-edge research methods. Located in the midst of London city, it has access to the country’s best academic, cultural and social heritage. King’s also is the largest center for healthcare education in Europe. It operates two museums as of now, Gordon Museum of Pathology and Museum of life sciences. KCLSU or King’s College London Students’ Union is the oldest Students’ Union in London and claims to be the oldest Students’ Union in England as well.

  • 6.University of Warwick

Situated on the outskirts of Coventry, Warwick maintains about 30 academic departments, organized into four faculties- Arts, Science, Social Science and Medicine. The Warwick Business School was established in 1967 and is now one of the top-most choices for MBA aspirants in the world. Academically, Warwick is well-known for its commitment to research. It was named as the university with the second-highest employment rate in 2017. It is now home to around 26,500 students and 2,492 academic and research staff.