This article will cover the top ten best colleges in the United Kingdom. Four UK colleges are ranked among the top ten in the world, while another 24 are ranked within the top 200. Below is the list of the best colleges in UK:
1. University of Oxford
Oxford University is placed second in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022. The University of Oxford is the oldest in the English-speaking world, and its alumni include 27 British Prime Ministers, 30 worldwide leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners, and other notable personalities such as Sir Stephen Hawking.
2. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is placed third in the list of Best Global Universities. Cambridge was founded in 1209, making it one of the world’s oldest universities, and it today teaches around 21,656 students.
3. Imperial College London
Imperial College London has risen one spot to seventh in the world this year, making it the third and last UK university to appear in the top ten. Imperial is a science-based university that focuses on the advancement of technology and its practical applications.
4. UCL (University College London)
This year, UCL remains placed eighth in the world, giving it London’s highest-ranked institution for the third year in a row. UCL bills itself as London’s Global University, and its on-campus diversity reflects this, with more than 15,500 of its 38,900 students from from countries other than the United Kingdom.
5. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
LSE, which was founded in 1895, concentrates on social sciences and has a varied student body, with over 7,500 of its 10,880 students originating from abroad. The London School of Economics and Political Science is placed 49th in the top universities list 2022, and it is ranked 5th in the United Kingdom.
6. The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh remains the highest-ranked university in Scotland, ranking joint 16th in the world and sixth in the United Kingdom this year. The institution, which was founded in 1582, has helped earn the city the nickname “Athens of the North,” and it has been named one of the top five UK universities for research quality.
7. King’s College London (KCL)
This year, King’s College London is rated 45th in the globe. The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, the world’s first nursing school, is housed inside the institution, which is known for its medical teaching and research.
8. The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester, ranked 23rd in the world in 2022, is the UK’s largest single-site university, with 40,485 students from 160 nationalities. Manchester University, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, has been affiliated with 25 Nobel Prize winners.
9. University of Warwick
The University of Warwick ranked #144 in Best Global Universities, is located on the outskirts of Coventry and is home to the Warwick Arts Centre, the largest of its sort in the UK outside of London.
10. University of Glasgow
Glasgow is a world top 100 university, ranking 73rd, with one of the most diverse programme offerings in the UK. The University, founded in 1451, is worldwide renowned for its groundbreaking research and has inspired minds ranging from prominent physicist Lord Kelvin to the father of economics, Adam Smith.