Imperial College London was founded on the 8th of July, 1907. Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business. It is ranked among the top ten best universities in the world, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe. Imperial College London is one of the top Public universities in London, United Kingdom. It is ranked number 8 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.The college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business. The college’s main campus is located in South Kensington, and it has an innovation campus in White City , a research field station at Silwood Park , and teaching hospitals throughout London.
The college was a member of the University of London from 1908, becoming independent on its centenary in 2007. Imperial has an international community, with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus. In the university, Student, staff, and researcher affiliations include 14 Nobel laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, 2 Breakthrough Prize winners , 1 Turing Award winner .
Fellows of the Royal Society , 87 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering , and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences .Imperial’s main campus is based in South Kensington. Notable buildings include the Royal College of Science , the Royal School of Mines , the Business School , and the Queen’s Tower, which sit is at the heart of the campus. The campus is surrounded by many of London’s most popular cultural attractions including the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace , museums including the Natural History Museum , Victoria and Albert Museum , and Science Museum , and institutions such as the Royal College of Art , the Royal College of Music , and the National Art Library .
The college’s Central Library is located next to Queen’s Lawn and contains the main corpus of the college’s collection. It previously also housed the Science Museum ‘s library until 2014. The Fleming library is located at St Mary’s in Paddington , originally the library of St Mary’s Hospital Medical School , with other hospital campuses also having college libraries. The campus has many restaurants and cafés run by the college, and contains much of the student accommodation, including the Prince’s Garden Halls, and Beit Hall, home to the college union , which runs student pubs, a nightclub, and a cinema on site. To the north lie Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, which are within easy walking distance from the college, and provide green spaces and sports facilities which many of the student clubs take advantage of.
The students enjoy studying and recreation due to the provisions made for them by the school. The college has a total of more than 8,000 staffs who work hand in hand to make the students the best. The rate of admission at Imperial is about 16%. However, students with high exam scores are at a higher advantage of being admitted.