Royal Holloway, University of London

Overview

Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities covering a broad range of subjects spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics. 

The College is part of the University of London which means that all Royal Holloway students benefit from access to additional library facilities in central London, as well as receiving a ‘University of London’ degree when they graduate.

Royal Holloway was ranked 173rd in the world and 27th overall in the UK in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016/17. Royal Holloway is also placed in the top 1% of all higher education institutions worldwide. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) confirmed that Royal Holloway sits within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research which is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.The National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 revealed that Royal Holloway, with a rating of 89 per cent, is once again top among the University of London institutions and the larger London based universities for overall student satisfaction. 

The University has a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey - less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where a close-knit community thrives. Royal Hollowat campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland.

The Egham campus was founded by Thomas Holloway, a Victorian self-made multi-millionaire. At his wife Jane’s suggestion, he built a college for women who were, at that time, largely excluded from higher education. The College’s Grade I-listed ‘Founder’s Building’ was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, who bestowed the title ‘Royal’. In 1900 Royal Holloway College became part of the University of London, and in 1985, merged with Bedford College, also established by a Victorian social reformer, Elizabeth Jesser Reid.

  • Year established
    1886
  • Location
    South East England
  • Registered students
    9265
  • Students satisfaction
    89%

Academic specialism

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law.


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Royal Holloway, University of London

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Location

University campus has an ideal location - just 19 miles from central London and seven miles from Heathrow Airport. The University campus is frequently named as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

Situated just 40 minutes by train from London and seven miles from Heathrow, with a number of attractions, sporting and entertainment venues within easy reach, you'll love our brilliant location.