Royal Holloway

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Founded in 1886 as a college for women by Thomas Holloway, a Victorian philanthropist, Royal Holloway became part of the University of London in 1900 and began to admit men in 1965. Today, it is ranked among the top 10 research universities in the U.K. and offers a wide range of courses in social sciences, sciences, management, and humanities, including drama, theater, and media arts. With a high rating in national rankings of teaching excellence, Royal Holloway maintains a strong academic reputation.

Royal Holloway's campus is a mixture of modern and Victorian-era buildings located on 135 acres of parkland. Dominating the campus is Founder's Hall, opened by Queen Victoria in 1886 to house the College. Campus buildings Campus at RHULconstructed over the last 15 years provide Royal Holloway with some of the most modern facilities in the U.K.

Royal Holloway enrolls over 7,000 students including nationals mostly from the south eastern region of England. International students from more than 120 countries represent a full 20 percent of the student body, creating a dynamic, multinational learning environment. Royal Holloway offers courses from twenty academic departments organized within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Management, Economics and Law.

Royal Holloway’s self-contained, park-like campus, situated near the entrance to Windsor Great Park and only a forty-minute train ride from downtown London, fosters a welcoming and supportive environment for study abroad students.