Top 10 Universities of United Kingdom
Top Universities of United Kingdom
Great Britain is a dream destination of education for every student. United Kingdom is the hub of most prestigious universities of the world. Here is an ode to the top 10 Universities of United Kingdom 2016 / 2017. The ranking is given by world’s leading company specializing in education and study abroad, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
- University of Cambridge
Established in 1209, University of Cambridge is public research university located in Cambridge, England. It is ranked as the second best institute globally and saves the first spot in the top ten Universities of United Kingdom. It is renowned for its academic achievement worldwide. The University has over 100 academic departments which falls into six schools and has 31 constituent colleges. It has a rich University and is among the oldest of the world universities. It is home to more than 25,000 students from all around the world who are pursuing their undergraduate and graduate studies at Cambridge. 90 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with this pristine institute.
- University of Oxford
Date of foundation of the University is unknown but the teaching can be traced back to as far as 1096 making it the oldest university in the English speaking world and the second oldest surviving university globally. University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. This internationally renowned institute for teaching and research is among the top 5 Universities of the world and is third best in United Kingdom. It offers myriad of academic fields for undergraduates and postgraduates and has 38 constituent colleges. Currently more than 26,000 students are enrolled at Oxford. Among its notable alumni are 27 Nobel laureates. And it is ranked on 6th according to the QS world ranking.
- UCL (University College London)
Established in 1826, UCL is a public research University in London, England. It is ranked among the 7 best institutes of the world sharing the rank with Oxford University. It was the first ever completely secular university established in England and gave admissions regardless of student’s religion and on basis of equality for men and women. Its motto being ‘Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward’. It is home to approximately 46,000 students at this moment in time. Among the notable alumni of UCL are 32 academics and students who have won Nobel Prize (29 in Physiology and Medicine) and 3 Field medalists.
- Imperial College London
Established in 1907, Imperial College London is a public research university in England. It ties its position on global rankings with Oxford University. It is the 8th best institute both globally and nationally. It provides quality education and do world class research in its four existing faculties which are of science, engineering, medicine and business. It has a student’s body of 24,735 students out of which nearly 9,000 are undergraduates and the rest are graduate students. Among its alumni and faculty are 15 Nobel Prize winners and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
- The University of Edinburgh
Established in 582, University of Edinburgh is a public research institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is ranked 19th in the world and 6th in United Kingdom. It is offering 500 degree programs spread over eight faculties in 100 different academic disciplines. Almost 35,000 students are enrolled her out of which nearly 22,000 are undergraduates and rest are postgraduates. The University has lived to produces many notable alumni.
- Kings College London
Established in 1829, King’s College London is a public research institute in London, United Kingdom. It occupies 23rd place in global universities rankings and is among the five best of United Kingdom. It is said to be the third-oldest university in England. The university has nine faculties which are further subdivided into different departments, centers and research divisions. It is a research intensive institute and put asides a huge sum of money just for research purposes. It has a student body of more than 27,600 students. The University has produced 12 Nobel Laureates.
- The University of Manchester
Established in 2004 by the merger of University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester(est. 1851), University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England. It is among the top 30 institutes of the world and is ranked 8th in United Kingdom. The University is divided into four faculties providing myriad of academic disciplines for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The University has a student’s body of 49,430 students. Among its alumni are 25 Nobel laureates, the fourth highest in Britain of any single university.
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Established in 1909, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a research University in UK capital. It is ranked 35 globally and is the 7th best institute in United Kingdom. It offers the widest range of academic subjects with schools and departments organized into six faculties. It provides bachelors, masters, junior and higher doctorate degrees. The university has a student body of almost 16,000 students. It has produced many notable and high -profile alumni.
- University of Bristol
Established in 1876, University of Bristol is a research University in Bristol, England. It is ranked 44 globally and is the 7th best institute in United Kingdom. It provides degrees in almost every field. The total number of students enrolled is 27,000. It has produced many notable and high -profile alumni.
10. The University of Warwick
Established in 1965, the University of Warwick is a public research institute in Coventry, England. It is ranked 57 in the world and is among the 7 best institutes of United Kingdom. It is renowned for the high quality of its teaching and research. It has four faculties and 29 academic departments with 40 research centers. 27,420 students are enrolled at the University of Warwick. Among the notable alumni of the University are a Nobel laureate, a Fields Medal list and Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner.