Pit bulls illegal in UK?

So I'm hoping to adopt this sweatheart of a pit bull soon, and she will be staying with me through my HS years, and when I go off to college. I was hoping to go to the Royal Vet. College in London, however I've heard that I wouldn't be able to bring this dog because she is a pit-bull/ PB mix?... show more So I'm hoping to adopt this sweatheart of a pit bull soon, and she will be staying with me through my HS years, and when I go off to college.
I was hoping to go to the Royal Vet. College in London, however I've heard that I wouldn't be able to bring this dog because she is a pit-bull/ PB mix?

I'm just curious if that is true (Google isn't exactly giving me helpful results) and why?

Thanks!
Update: Thanks guys! Very helpful information.
And I don't live in the UK...
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