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University College London (UCL)

University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT LONDON, United Kingdom
3.99 / 5 based on 144 reviews.
Description:
University College London (UCL) is the oldest and largest College of the federal University of London and is a cosmopolitan university situated in the centre of one of the world's great cities. UCL has a long tradition dating back to 1850 of welcoming students from overseas - indeed UCL was the first university in England to admit students regardless of race, religion and gender.


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86% of students recommend
144 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (144)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (36)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (0)
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4.4/5
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144 Housing reviews of University College London

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HOUSING    
by ingrid7, Smith College, Southampton, United States
Photography, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I lived in one of UCL's more modern student apartment complexes. However, my unit consisted of a hallway with four single bedrooms off to one side, a bathroom off to the other side and a kitchen at the very end of the hall. The rooms were decent in size, considering that they are located in a city, however there was no comfortable common space and my flatmates and I were often frustrated with the absence of a living room type space. Ideally, if I were to do it again, I would get a private apartment. Yet, the only drawback to this is that apartments in London are way expensive and the chances that one will find non-Americans to flat-hunt with, shortly after one's arrival, are pretty much slim to none. Furthermore, I strongly suggest that if one wants to meet and hang out with the English/non-Americans during the year, DO NOT SHARE HOUSING WITH A BUNCH OF AMERICANS! Whereas, I continue to return to London to visit with all of the English and European friends that I met through my housing situation and friends of flatmates, etc, all of the Americans that I knew who lived with other Americans, only hung out with Americans and never made any lasting friendships with the English/Europeans.
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by Lucenzo, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique, Lyon, France
Engineering, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Room in an host university residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: same: room in the same residence
Why? I would choose the same residence because it was really convenient (close to university, to central London, TV room, computer room,...)
Personal comments:
The university proposes different kind of residence (close to university or not, different prices, self cathering or not, etc...). Most of the time, the student can choose the residence he wants. But make sure you choose the right one from the beginning because after it is quite hard to change from one university to another...
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HOUSING    
by PN, Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Art, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Dorm life was how I many of my friends. Great way to meet international students and Brits!
Personal comments:
Astor College, the dorm, was jail-like, but every floor was a great mix of internationals. Much of the housing is conveniently situated in down-town London. I had some friends who had to hike from 40 min away. Like in real-estate, Location is everything!
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HOUSING    
by niomikelly, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: student residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? This gives me the opportunity to more or less choose the area I want to live in.
Personal comments:
On the whole, it was very good. Being in an international student residence I immediately met many people from all over the world. I learned a lot from living together like this.
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HOUSING    
by Alexandre, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique, Lyon, France
Engineering, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Same because it very important to share the life with other students.
Personal comments:
It was very convenient, a lot of facilities on site. Well equiped and clean kitchen. Rooms were small, that 's all
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HOUSING    
by Stephallen, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, United States
Archaeology, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: University Halls
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Because it provides more flexibility in space and having guests
Personal comments:
It was great that they found me someplace to live and were very helpful in getting me settled happily
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HOUSING    
by Orlena, Tufts University, Medford, United States
Geography, JYA
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? on campus housing is a great way to meet other students, especially other international students
Personal comments:
I stayed at Langton Close (Langton
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HOUSING    
by Todd, Semester at Sea (University of Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh, United States
Archaeology, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: camping at archaeological sites
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? Easier to get networked in a community.
Personal comments:
University course in English Archaelogy was a great companion to my American training
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HOUSING    
by Stephanie, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
Anthropology, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? It was a great way to meet other students.
Personal comments:
While the dorm was far from campus, it was easy to get to classes on the buses.
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HOUSING    
by sinagas, Duke University, Durham, United States
Economics, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: dormitory
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? To get some exposure to real British people
Personal comments:
The building condition was alright. The location was superb though.
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HOUSING    
by julia, Skidmore University, saratoga springs, NY, United Kingdom
Philosophy, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? It's nice being off campus.
Personal comments:
It was a simple apartment building. We had 2 bdrms and 4 students. It was fine.
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HOUSING    
by stephanie, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France
Law, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? It is a good place to meet a lot of people.
Personal comments:
It is a good housing, not far from the University.
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HOUSING    
by ilaria, Università Degli Studi di Udine, Udine, Italy
Translation/ Interpretation, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? to be more indipendent
Personal comments:
it was a catered hall of residence and timetables were too tight
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HOUSING    
by susanaklien, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru
Social Sciences, Master in Public Policy
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: A Charity - International Students House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: The same place
Why? Because I found it very convenient. It is economic, near the University, and very friendly.
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by Ioana, Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai" din Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
European Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I have made friends in London and would like to live with them in a shared house.
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by Anne-Gaëlle, Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
Law, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? bigger
Personal comments:
very clean, safe, practical
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HOUSING    
by Aliza, Brandeis University, Waltham, United States
Economics, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Dorms were unclean, noisy.
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by davewalls, Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States
Geography, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Personal comments:
none
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HOUSING    
by mrrita, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Literature, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose:
Why?
Personal comments:
fantastic
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HOUSING    
by hidondon, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Literature, Independent
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: University Student Hall
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
Personal comments:
I stayed at Langton Close. I consider it one of the best student halls at UCL: the room was not too spacious but enough for one person. The bathrooms are shared, but you have your own basin your room. The staff are nice and friendly.
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