News archive 2005
Sunday Times League Tables03 Oct 2005, PR 80/05
King's College London was placed in thirteenth overall position in the Sunday Times UK University League Table, published yesterday (October 2nd) in its ‘University Guide'. This is the same position as the College held in 2004.
In other tables published in the guide, King's was:
*6th in the UK for the number of applications per place (8.4)
*5th in the UK for student/staff ratio (12 undergraduates per staff member)
*7th highest rated UK university by head teachers
*3rd in the UK for average graduate starting salaries (£21,835)
The guide notes that ‘King's is nearing the end of a £400 million makeover of its central London campuses that will leave it with some of the most modern facilities in Europe'.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 5,600 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, international relations, medicine, nursing and the sciences, and has played major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of health care professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has anannual income of more than £369 million.
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