Which College is right for me?
Our 16 colleges share a lot of similarities, with each providing a small academic community, excellent facilities, opportunities for personal development and a high level of support. However, every college has its own distinctive character, defined by its buildings, traditions and people.
Please note: If your course is based in Durham, you will be a member of one of our 14 Durham-based colleges, one of which is exclusively for postgraduates. If your course is based at Queen's Campus, you will be a member of one of our two colleges based in Stockton.
College summary table
The student numbers given include both full-time and part-time students
All colleges are mixed, the male-female ratio is approximately 50:50.
|Year founded||COLLEGE POPULATION||ACCOMMODATION||CATERING|
|See key below*||
|Grey||1959||838||54||36||0%||N||FC & SC||Y|
|St Chad's||1904||460||120||42||60%||N||FC & SC||Y|
|Ustinov (PG only)||1965||1800||1800||670||64%||Y||SC||N|
John Snow (Queen's)
*FC: Fully-catered (during undergraduate term-time) / SC: Self-catered / PC: Part-catered (2 meals per week - at Queen's Campus only)
**All colleges have special dinner events throughout the year called 'Formals'. Some colleges practice the long-established tradition of wearing gowns at these events. Others are less formal and do not wear gowns to dine in.
- All colleges are within walking distance of lecture venues, study facilities, bars, cafes and shops.
- Most colleges can provide accessible accommodation. Please contact your college to discuss your needs.
- Postgraduate accommodation is single bedrooms only; no shared rooms except in the case of family accommodation.
- All student rooms have internet access.
- All colleges can cater for some special dietary requirements. Please contact your college to see how we may be able to meet your requirements.