The Five Best Universities in the United Kingdom

The Five Best Universities in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is home to many higher education institutions.  In fact, the United Kingdom’s educational system is one of the most influential models in the world.  Higher education institutions in the U.K. are very prestigious and widely recognized for their research and teaching excellence. There are over 100 higher education institutions throughout the UK that award a wide variety of degrees to suit most educational aspirations. Additionally, the U.K. is the most popular study abroad destination for American students and attracts 12.2% of Americans studying overseas.

The United Kingdom has 93 excellent universities listed in the Times Higher Education World University rankings.  Of these schools, five rank in the top 25 best universities in the world.

The Top 5 Best Universities in the UK are listed below:

#1 University of Oxford

Student Population:

  • Undergraduates 52%
  • Graduate students 46%
  • Other students 2%

Location:

Oxford, United Kingdom

Tuition:

  • $29,849 Bachelors
  • $28,881 Masters

The University of Oxford was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the best university in the world.  As history would have it, it also the oldest university in the English speaking world.  Many great minds have studied at this prestigious university, including Albert Einstein, Bill Clinton and Theresa May, the current Prime Minister of the UK.

#2 University of Cambridge

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 62%
  • Postgraduate 38%

Location:

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Tuition:

  • $24,817 Bachelors
  • $28,762 Masters

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 when scholars and masters escaped troubles from townspeople in Oxford and moved into Cambridge.  The university now boasts over 31 colleges and 31,000 students.  The university was also ranked the second best university in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018.  Notable alumni of the university include Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Arianna Huffington and Prince Charles.

#8 Imperial College London

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 54%
  • Postgraduate 46%

Location:

Kensington, London

Tuition:

  • $32,975 Bachelor’s
  • $19,785 to $42,867 Master’s

The Imperial College of London is a science based institution and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s best universities.  It was recently ranked the 8th best university in the world by the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2018. The university was founded in 1904 by Prince Albert and the institution’s focus is emerging technologies and their practical application.  Notable alumni include HG Wells, David Irving, Alexander Fleming and Sir Ralph Robins.

#16 University College of London

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 48%
  • Postgraduate 52%

Location:

Bloomsbury, London

Tuition:

  • $23,359 Bachelors
  • $27,092 Master’s

UCL is a multidisciplinary university with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. The institution was founded in 1826 and is located in the heart of London. The University of London was the first university to welcome women on equal terms with men and students from any religion. The UCL was also ranked the 16th best university by the (THE) World University Rankings report for 2018.  Notable alumni include Pen Hadow, Robert Browning, Ken Follet, Raymond Briggs, and Chris Martin.

#25 London School of Economics and Political Science

Student Population:

  • Undergraduate 45%
  • Postgraduate 55%

Location:

Houghton St, London

Tuition:

  • $24,280 Bachelor’s
  • $26,527 to $43,368 Master’s

The London School of Economics opened its doors in 1895.  From the very beginning, the school was open to both men and women and to students from overseas. In 1900, the school joined the University of London and became the university’s school of Economics.  In 2006 the School obtained the right to confer its own degrees and the first LSE degree was conferred in 2008. Notable alumni include David Rockefeller, Pierre Trudeau, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mick Jagger.


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