Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, which is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed that Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research which is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In the independent National Student Survey, we achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 88%, making us four percentage points above the sector average and higher than 21 of the 22 Russell Group universities.

Royal Holloway offers a genuine community experience, one that inspires individuals to succeed. Its 135 acre campus is located in Egham, 40 minutes by train from central London. The Egham campus was established by Thomas Holloway, a Victorian entrepreneur, philanthropist and social reformer. He was also responsible for building the College’s Grade 1 listed Founder’s Building.

Royal Holloway College was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria, and became a member the University of London in 1900. It merged with Bedford College in 1985 to become Royal Holloway, University of London.

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