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Durham University

Colleges & wider student experience

Undergraduate college information

College summary table

The total student numbers given includes all full time undergraduate and postgraduate students. All colleges have a mix of both male and female students. All figures are subject to annual change.

A higher proportion of single en-suite bedrooms are reserved for returning third or fourth year undergraduate students who wish to live in college. Please contact your preferred college for further details.

COLLEGE POPULATION

ACCOMMODATION

CATERING

FACILITIES

COLLEGE

Year founded

Total full time students

Total full time UG students

Total UG rooms

% ensuite UG rooms

No of shared 1st year beds

Catering type*

Gowned Formal Dinners**

Chapel / Multi-faith room

Shop

Collingwood

1972

1556

1406

461

10%

18

FC

N

N

N

Grey

1959

1298

1139

360

20%

36

FC

Y

Y

Y

Hatfield

1846

1241

1066

332

17%

126

FC

Y

Y

Y

John Snow

2001

705

705

278

100%

0

SC

Y

N

N

Josephine Butler

2006

1312

1169

411

100%

0

SC

Y

Y

N

St Aidan’s

1947

1183

920

300

5%

102

FC

N

Y

Y

St Chad’s

1904

565

409

153

70%

90

FC

Y

Y

Y

St Cuthbert’s

1888

1403

1232

390

20%

64

FC & SC^

N

N

N

St Hild & St Bede

1839

1329

1123

273

0%

0

FC

N

Y

N

St John’s

1909

613

505

150

29%

16

FC

Y

Y

Y

St Mary’s

1899

892

759

230

10%

0

FC

Y

Y

Y

Stephenson

2001

838

771

315

86%

0

SC

N

N

Y

Trevelyan

1966

894

783

235

0%

20

FC

Y

Y

Y

University

1832

1313

889

337

10%

62

FC & SC

Y

Y

Y

Van Mildert

1965

1420

1265

407

10%

0

FC

N

N

Y

*FC: Fully catered
SC: Self catered
^ An optional 10 meal per week package is available to self-catered students at St Cuthbert's.

**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.

Please note: although certain colleges may be able to potentially provide single gender blocks within college accommodation, this is not guaranteed. Should you have a specific need for this then please contact the individual college directly for further information.