Expressing a preference
We encourage every applicant to express a preference for a college using the college codes in your UCAS application, should you have one.
Your college preference and college allocation has no reflection on your application to Durham and getting an offer; that decision is made by your academic department.
We do our best to allocate you a place in your preferred college, but where this is not possible you will be allocated to an alternative college. Please note that we view college preferences for the college as a whole, and not for specific reasons such as facilities they offer. For further information on how we allocate students to colleges refer to our allocation process.
To help you select a college preference you can use information on college websites, attend a Pre-Application Open Day and we encourage you to visit Durham City to look around if you have the opportunity. You can also talk to current or past students of the University but be warned, you will probably find they love their college and may try to get you to like the college they went to!
The cost of accommodation at Durham University can vary depending on the type of accommodation offered. For the latest information please visit college costs.
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Open (No Preference)