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Imperial College London

Kensington and Chelsea | South East England

Diverse local nightlife Varied union activities City

Ucas code: I50

Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.
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What students say about this university

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      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Accommodation and catering and certain facilities.

      2013, 1st year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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      The actual education process itself. The lectures have been almost uniformly uninspiring; feedback has been inconsistent and ...

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      2013, 3rd year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

      The downside

      The actual education process itself. The lectures have been almost uniformly uninspiring; feedback has been inconsistent and patchy; the workload has been too high (even for those who want to work hard, like me); and the processes governing our education totally lacking transparency (shamefully, I am not even allowed to see my own examination scripts!).

      2013, 3rd year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

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    • The downside

      Union organised club nights are not that well attended. Student bar is not that cheap.

      2013, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

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      Some of the lecturers are not good in teaching, but they do know their stuff well, just lacking in skill to present to students.

      2013, 2nd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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      Union bar is always very dead, making it hard to mingle with people from the uni Staff don't particularly listen to student...

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      2013, 1st year, Parasitology

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      Union bar is always very dead, making it hard to mingle with people from the uni Staff don't particularly listen to student views - union body has very little say - the college is run very much like a business with the student body not coming near the top on their priority list

      2013, 1st year, Parasitology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

38%

LOW

Creative

46%

LOW

Sporty

62%

MED

Varied union activities

78%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

74%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £29k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,035

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

54%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

8%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

38%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

50%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

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Where it's located

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