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University College London (UCL)

32 Overall Reviews
4.07 / 5 based on 152 reviews
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ingrid7
Smith College, Southampton, United States
Photography, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University College London
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I would have know that University College London and London, itself, were so cool. I would have made preparations to transfer, as opposed to study abroad, in a second.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I'd definitely recommend the University College London based upon student life, location, activities, etc. to everyone. However, as far as academics are concerned, I only really know about the Slade School of Art and its courses.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Well, I travelled throughout England, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy. The English students definitely get more vacation time than American students do, so take advantage of it. The University College London had three weeks off around Christmas/New Years and a month off between the end of March and the end of April. Furthermore, I felt that the courses of study (for everyone) were less intensive, so there is more time to even take short breaks. In other words, I often hung out, with even those of my friends who were in law school and med school, something that is pretty much unheard of in the United States.
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Sofianna
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Art, Undergraduate, Study abroad program
University College London
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing really suprising.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I would recommend a study abroad to everyone. It just takes some research to decide which place and program is best for you.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
1
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I was a furniture and product design major. It was very difficult to find a direct exchange program with any other school. By taking a summer program I advanced my credits and had the opportunity to learn about art, architecture and theater in another culture, even if it was similar to my own.
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Orlena
Tufts University, Medford, United States
Geography, Undergraduate, JYA
University College London
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing can prepare you for the FUN that is in store!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
2
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Very strongly. It is a great campus, not too crowded (the last time I was there), nice library, lots of space, and all major buildings are in the same area. Plus, UCL is close to all the ULU facilities...ie the library, the gym, the store, bars.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
TRAVEL. TRAVEL. If you stay at least 6 months as a student in London (this usually means that you have to study abroad for a year), you qualify for a resident-rate Interrail pass which is your ticket to Europe at a more than reasonable price! Plus, weekend trips are easy to do, to destinations both outside and within the UK! AND, the British school timetable is very conducive to travel options.
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niomikelly
Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University College London
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I should have asked my boyfriend to come with me.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
The teachers are very friendly and helpfull, the library is great and because UCL is so huge, there is always someone to talk to when working in the library. (only joking...)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Studying in London is the best way to get to know the city. Though is it expensive it is worth it: it is a dazzling world full of extremes: culture als low-culture, rich and poor, British and non-British, ... everything mixed together.
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PN
Bates College, Lewiston, United States
Art, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University College London
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Geography would have been useful. I would have traveled more.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
1
Personal recommendation
Certain programs at UCL were very rigorous, others, like the ARt depts. gave students time to work independantly and enjoy other aspects of life. I encourage anyone looking to meet people and live in a city to GO TO LONDON!!!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Never, never go to a club on Tottenham / Charing Cross roads.
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A great university for studying languages
Tom
United Kingdom, Undergraduate
Language
University College London
4.0/5
Overall
For studying modern languages, UCL is ideal. You get good language teaching, but more importantly, the literature side of the course gives you a chance to learn under some of the leading academics in their field.

London is also obviously a great place for doing languages, since it's so easy to find cultural events and native speakers with whom you can practice speaking. On top of this studying in such a big city makes it easy to find an interesting part-time job, helping you earn money on the side, and gain useful experience.

The obvious downside of UCL is the cost of living in London, and this is why so many people here get part-time jobs- if you don't want to live in a cupboard size room, the London isn't for you.
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Pros
Teaching, Job Oppurtunities
Cons
Cost of living
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