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What Are The Top 5 UK Universities?

Planning to study in the UK? Well, why not! As the UK is home to one of the top universities around the globe with most of its universities ranking among top 100 hundred universities as listed by “The Telegraph”. The UK has over 150 universities that one can choose from. Applying for universities is based on its ranking and students usually, aspire for the high ranked universities. So let us have a look at the top 10 universities in the UK with their distinguishing features:

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The University of Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It has 44 colleges and halls. A lot of students apply for admissions with the number of seats being 3200 for undergraduate programs and 5,200 for post graduate programs in UK. The UK offers a lot of joint programs which means coupling of two programs at an undergraduate level. There are 250 combinations of undergraduate programs. Oxford has more than 100 libraries.

The Oxford alumni include 30 world leaders, 26 Nobel Prize winners, 26 British Prime Ministers and more than 120 Olympic Medalists. Hugh Grant, Stephen Hawking, and Indira Gandhi are Oxford graduates. 95% of the graduates from Oxford University are employed within six months after graduation.

2.University of Cambridge:

The University of Cambridge is yet another prestigious university which is among the top most sought after educational institutes. It has more than 18000 students and 9000 staff members. The alumni of Cambridge have won a lot of medals in Mathematics. The university of Cambridge has produced a lot of famous people like Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Tom Hiddleston , Rajiv Gandhi. The graduates of the University of Cambridge basically have made successful careers in politics, acting, research, teaching and what not.

It is one of the high ranked UK universities and it is very famous for its courses in the field of science, engineering, technology, business, and medicine. It has 14,700 students and 8000 staff members. Imperial has produced a lot of top scientists, Nobel prize winners, Fields Medalists, and Policymakers. The notable alumni from Imperial College London are Alexander Fleming, Stan Bharti (Founder of Forbes & Manhattan).

University College London is a public research university in London. It is the largest postgraduate institute in terms of enrolment. It was founded in 1826 and is England's third oldest university. It is known to be one of the most selective British Universities and produces one of the most employable graduates.

The most famous degree is BSc in politics and economics, philosophy, for which the number of applicants in 30. Most of the students in UCL are from outside the UK, with a majority of them from Asia. Famous alumni from UCL are Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone), Mahatma Gandhi and Chris Martin from Coldplay.

5.London School of Economics and Political Science:

It has 70% international students. It is mainly famous for law, History, Politics and Philosophy. Around 26 % of all Nobel Prizes for economics were grabbed by alumni of LSE. It is located close to the important historic places and institutions such as the British Museum. The entry standards of LSE are generally of an A grade or higher. Renowned public and political figures such as Nelson Mandela have given lectures in the college as a part of the college’s lecture series. B.R Ambedkar worked on a doctoral thesis in this university.

So if you are looking forward to studying in the UK which offers a flexible education system that suits your career aspirations and lifestyle then these top five UK universities should be your target. Sure, the competition is on an entirely different level, but if you are an ambitious individual with enough dedication and self-discipline then you can make it.

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