Imperial College London

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About the institution

When Imperial College London was first founded in 1907 it was based wholly in South Kensington. The South Kensington campus remains Imperial’s main campus, but there are now eight others across London and the south east as well. A number of these specialise in medical teaching and are based around some of London’s main hospitals, such as the North West London Hospitals Campus. This reflects Imperial’s status as the only university in the UK to focus solely on medicine, business, engineering and science.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
16,226
Male UG students: 
66%
Female UG students: 
34%
Full-time students: 
100%
Under 21 on entry: 
93%
International: 
40%
Undergraduate: 
55%
Student-staff ratio: 
11.3
Average UCAS tariff: 
568.4

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 34%
2.1: 39%
2.2: 10%
Pass: 1%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

90%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
59%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
29,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
I50
South Kensington Campus London Kensington and Chelsea
Postcode: 
SW7 2AZ
Telephone number: 
020 7589 5111

Guardian university guide rank

7

out of 119

Times university guide rank

5

out of 128


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