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 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.
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.