UCL ranked 75th in country… by UCL

It’s official, we hate ourselves

According to whatuni.com’s recent update on their annual rankings it’s become quite clear that UCL students hate UCL.

The rankings are entirely based on the views of students, with 20,000 reviews published online consisting of a minimum of 100 from each university.

Out of the 113 unis which took part, the overall winner concluded to be Loughbourough. And we came 75th. Awkward.


The award categories ranged from accommodation, city life, clubs and societies, courses and lectures, and job prospects.

For a university that has been ranked among the top five academic institutions in the world it does seem bizarre that we didn’t even manage to make it to the top 20… or even the top 50.

Yet the most ego-shattering aspect of these rankings for UCLers is the fact that even strand poly were able to outshine us, claiming 67th place.

The sad truth is our student satisfaction has never really been the best it can be. Even SOAS managed to produce a more satisfied bunch of students who placed their uni at 22nd.

The likes of Oxford and Cambridge as well, coming 29th and 25th respectively, absolutely annihilated any hope we ever had of being “one of them”.

Nonetheless, at least we came above London South bank (76th), and Oxford…Brookes.

We can safely conclude that all our rivalworthy universities in London were able to beat us, all because we quite frankly, as a university, aren’t very fond of UCL.