Opportunities to conduct world-class research, multi-cultural environment, wide recognition of academic degrees, and reasonable cost of living and health care are some of the many reasons for which UK universities are preferred by students all around the globe. In this article, we will look at some of the best universities in the UK.
1. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a collegiate research university in Cambridge established in 1209. It is the fourth oldest University in the world. The Cambridge University consists of 31 semi-autonomous constituent colleges and over 150 academic departments, faculties, and other institutions. Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology are the six schools under the University. Over 9000 international students study at Cambridge University. The acceptance rate is 21%.
2. University of Oxford
The University of Oxford, established in 1096 at Oxfordshire in England offers graduate courses, postgraduate courses, and courses for continuous education. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has 43% international students and the acceptance rate is 17.5%.
3. University College London
UCL is the second-largest university in the United Kingdom established in 1826 in Central London. It has campuses in East London and at Doha in Qatar other than the main campus at Bloomsbury. 53% of students are from foreign countries. The acceptance rate of UCL is 63%.
4. Imperial College London
Imperial College London /Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine is a public research university established in 1907 at South Kensington in London. Over 6000 international students study here. The acceptance rate of the university is 14.3%.
5. London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political Science often referred to as LSE is a public research university established in 1895 at Holborn, London. There are 27 academic departments under LSE. LSE is focused on developing innovative ideas for research. More than 8000 international students study here. The acceptance rate of LSE is 8.9%.
6. University of Edinburgh
Founded in 1582 in Scotland, the University of Edinburg is the 6th oldest university in the UK. The university comprises five campuses – Central area, King’s building, and Bio Quarter, Western General, and Easter Bush. More than 12,000 international students study here. The acceptance rate of the university is 10%.
7. King’s College London
King’s College London (KCL), was established in 1829 by King George IV and Arthur Wellesley at London. King’s has five campuses: Strand Campus in Central London and three other Thames-side campuses. Around 37% of the student community are international students (around 11,000 to be precise). The acceptance rate of KCL is 10%.
8. University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England established in 1824 as Manchester Mechanics’ Institute. The university is divide into three faculties – The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Science and Engineering, and The Faculty of Humanities. Over 10,000 international students study here. The acceptance rate is 56.1%.
9. University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is a government initiative established in 1965 at Coventry in the UK. It is one of the world’s leading universities. The University of Warwick comprises three adjoining campuses – the Gibbet Hill campus, Westwood campus, and University of Warwick Science Park. Over 9000 foreign students study at this university. The acceptance rate is 14%.
10. University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a red brick research university established in 1595 at Bristol in England. Bristol comprises of 6 academic faculties- Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Students from over 150 countries study here. The acceptance rate of the university is 67.3%.
11. Durham University
University of Durham/Durham University was founded in 1832 by the act of Parliament at Durham in the UK. It is the third-oldest university in England. It has 17 colleges and academic departments. International students comprise 30% (around 4,500 in number) of the total student community here. The acceptance rate of the university is 69.4%.
12. University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is a public research university founded in 1451 in Glasgow in England. It is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Glasgow University is well-known for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The main campus of the University is the Gilmore hill campus situated in Hill head. Nearly 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide study at the University each year. The acceptance rate is 70%.
13. University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a public research university established in 1831 in West Yorkshire in England. It is the 5th largest University in the UK. 9,000 international students from over 170 different countries study here. The acceptance rate is 47%.