Royal Holloway, University of London

301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

About Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK1 and the top 350 universities in the world2. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

The university consistently rates highly for student satisfaction and in the latest independent survey of third-year undergraduate students (NSS, 2020), Royal Holloway scored 87% in overall satisfaction.

Set on a 135 acre campus located in Egham, Surrey, Royal Holloway is 40 minutes south west of central London and just 7 miles from Heathrow airport.

A state-of-the-art library at the heart of the campus offers more than 1,250 study seats and different zones to accommodate every type of study: silent, social, creative and collaborative. As well as the library, students can study in the original and historic Victorian Reading Room in the Founder's Building and also have access to all the other libraries within the University of London, including Senate House Library, in central London.

Royal Holloway, University of London, has its roots in two pioneering colleges for women, Royal Holloway College and Bedford College. Social reformer Elizabeth Jesser Reid founded Bedford College in 1849 while Royal Holloway was founded by Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist. Thomas Holloway, and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. The colleges became part of the University of London in 1900 and after becoming co-educational in 1965 the two colleges merged in 1985 to become Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Key statistics

  • 14.7
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 35%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 9,686
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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