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Royal Holloway, University of London


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 22nd overall in the UK due to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. As for the Complete University Guide 2021 Royal Holloway is 24th in the UK. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 put Royal Holloway among top-300 universities in the world. In the category of ‘International Outlook’, it was ranked 21st in the UK.

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’.

Royal Holloway scored 87% of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, higher than 20 of the 22 Russell Group universities which appear in the survey. 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.

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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

TW20 0EX
United Kingdom
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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.