Which College is right for me?
Our colleges share a lot of similarities, with each offering excellent facilities, lots of opportunities for personal development and a comprehensive support system. However, every college has its own distinctive character, defined by its buildings, traditions and people. Some are housed in historic buildings; others are modern. Some take pride in age-old traditions; others are more informal. Some are larger, offering a particularly diverse community. Others are smaller and everybody knows everybody!
If your course is based in Durham, you will be a member of a Durham-based college. If your course is based at Queen's Campus, you will be a member of a Queen's-based college.
College summary table
The student numbers given include both full-time and part-time students / All colleges are mixed / Male-Female ratio is approximately 50:50. Click on the arrows to sort the table according to your specifications.
|St Hild &
|1858 & 1839||FC||N||315||0%||0%||N||Y||1225||5|
a) These figures are subject to annual change.
b) A higher proportion of single, en-suite bedrooms are reserved for returning third or fourth year students who wish to live in college. Please contact your preferred college for details.
**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.
# On campus
FC: Fully catered PC: Part catered SC: Self catered
13 colleges in Durham City and two at Queen's Campus, Stockton accept undergraduates. All colleges are within walking distance of lecture facilities, study facilities, bars, cafes and shops. We encourage you to state a college preference using the UCAS college codes in your UCAS application. The college you choose will not in any way affect your chances of getting an offer from us; that decision is made by your academic department. With a little bit of research you will be able to find a college that has a style and atmosphere to suit you so take some time to explore the individual college websites. Whichever college you join, all provide a perfect environment for making the most of your time as a student at Durham.
|Every college provides or has access to...||And most have...
▪ Networked study bedrooms
|▪ Big multipurpose rooms for student events
▪ Music practice space
▪ A variety of common rooms