Best Colleges and Universities in UK for Indian students

Best Colleges and Universities in UK for Indian students

The following is a list of the some of the best Colleges and Universities in UK for Indian students. There are many different criteria which can be used to select a university and  ranking can be just one of them.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (Oxford University) is located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. Established in 1096, it is the oldest university and world’s second oldest surviving university. The University of Oxford is made up of a central university with 38 colleges and six permanent private halls. It has total number of students around 19,919 with 6,740 international students. The total number of academic staff in university is 1,805. Oxford is the home of the Rhodes scholarship, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious scholarships, which has brought graduate students to study at the university for more than a century. Oxford is regularly ranked within the top 10 universities in the world and is currently ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Oxford also ranks as number one in the world for four Humanities disciplines i.e. English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Geography, and History.

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a public research university in Cambridge, England. It was established in 1209 and it is the fourth oldest surviving university. It has variety of institution including 31 constituent colleges with over 100 academic departments. Around 19,000 students attend the university and more than 35 percent of them study at the graduate level. The university has total 18,812 students with around 6,465 international students. According to the 2016 Complete University Guide, this university is ranked first amongst the UK’s universities and this ranking is based on the criteria of entry standards and student satisfaction to quality of teaching in specific subjects and job prospects for graduates. In 2014–15 according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), Cambridge University is ranked second in UK (after Oxford) and ranked fifth in the world.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public institution that was founded in 1907 by Prince Albert. The university was previously a college of the University of London and became an independent institution in 2007. It is organised by faculties of science, engineering, medicine, and business. The Imperial College is ranked as one of the world’s top ten universities and also the most innovative university in Europe. In 2016, Imperial College is ranked as the 5th best university in Europe in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 4th in the QS World University Rankings, and 3rd in both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the US News & World Report Global Ranking. The Imperial College has awarded 2,375 undergraduate degrees and 2,791 master’s degrees.

University College London

University College London was first established in 1826 by Jeremy Bentham, to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. Nowadays it is also known as London’s Global University, so not entirely surprising that UCL acts as a bit of a hub for international students. UCL is organised into 11 constituent faculties with over 100 departments, research centres and institutions. University College London has around 35,600 students and 12,000 staff. The graduates from the UCL are ranked among the most employable in the world by international employers. UCL has 11 academic divisions i.e. arts and humanities, brain sciences, engineering, education, laws, life sciences, mathematical and physical sciences, medical sciences, population health sciences, social and historical sciences. In the 2016 by Academic Ranking of World Universities, UCL is ranked 17th in the world and 3rd in Europe. In the 2016 by U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities, UCL is ranked 22nd in the world.

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a public institution that was founded in 1582 and is one of the Scotland’s ancient universities. This university has total 35,500 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. The university is spread across five campuses in Edinburgh, Scotland, the capital and one of the country’s largest cities. The university was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014-15 and 2015-16 QS Rankings. The university is now ranked 19th in the world according to 2016-17 QS Rankings. The University of Edinburgh is also ranked as the 23rd most employable university in the world by 2015 Global Employability University Ranking. The university has three colleges i.e. arts, humanities and social science, medicine and veterinary medicine and science and engineering with a combined total of 20 schools.

King’s College London

King’s College is one of the leading research universities, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. The academic culture and structure is quite informal and is welcoming to students of all backgrounds and cultures. King’s College is a public research University located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded by King George IV and Duke Wellington in 1829. King’s College has total 28,700 students. It has five campuses with its historic main campus in central London. Internationally, King’s is ranked among the top universities in the world by all major global university rankings compilers and 27th by the world university rankings of the Times Higher Education and 50th worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol or Bristol University is a research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It was established in 1876 and received its royal charter in 1909. Today, the university offers over 200 degree courses covering a wide range of subjects. It is home to 25 academic schools, divided into six faculties i.e. Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and law, and Health Sciences. The university boasts strong connections with hundreds of employers, ranging from small businesses to worldwide organisations. The University of Bristol is ranked 37th by the QS World University Rankings 2015-16 and is ranked amongst the top of UK universities by QS.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university and also one of the Scotland’s ancient universities.  Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has been inspiring great minds for over 560 years. The University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The University of Glasgow has total 26,800 students including undergraduates and postgraduates. There is over 6,000 staff of which 3,400 are researchers. The university enjoys a long-standing reputation as a research powerhouse with a focus on research excellence.

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England. Established in 2004, the University of Manchester is regarded as a Red Brick University. With all its higher education institutions combined, the city of Manchester has the largest student population in Europe which makes for a lively and welcoming atmosphere for its student body that come from all over the world. The university’s library holds more than four million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 e-books. It is also one of just five National Research Libraries. The University of Manchester is ranked 29th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2016.  It is also ranked 55th in the world and 8th in the UK in the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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