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Which College is right for me?

Our colleges share a lot of similarities, with each providing a small academic communityexcellent facilitiesopportunities for personal development and a high level of support.

  • 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.

However, every college has its own distinctive character, defined by its buildings, traditions and people.

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.

There are also four colleges that accept part-time and distance-learning applicants for membership; Hatfield College, St Aidan's College, St Mary's College and Van Mildert College. They have approximately 250-300 of these students in addition to the below total student numbers.



Total full-time
PG students

PG rooms

PG rooms

Single gender
blocks available
See key below*
Gowns for
Formal Dinners**
Collingwood 1972 1563 179 30 0% N FC N
Grey 1959 1200 130 40 0% N FC & SC Y
Hatfield 1846 1300 200 48 0% N SC Y
Butler 2006 1130 125 44 100% N SC Y
St Aidan's 1947 1250 200 50 80% Y FC N
St Chad's 1904 559 152 49 71% N FC & SC Y
St Cuthbert's 1888 1301 217 40 100% Y SC & 10M N
Hild Bede 1839 1410 313 45 0% N FC N
St John's 1909 530 160 26 0% N FC Y
St Mary's 1899 929 144 20 40% Y FC Y
Trevelyan 1966 866 149 36 33% N FC Y
University 1832 1100 450 125 100% Y SC Y
Ustinov (PG only) 1965 1300 1300 410 100% Y SC N
Van Mildert 1965 1403 200 50 100% Y FC N

John Snow

2001 1001 35 0 0% Y SC Y
Stephenson 2001 900 50 10 100% Y SC N

*FC: Fully-catered (during undergraduate term-time) / SC: Self-catered / 10M: Optional 10 meal per week package
**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.

Hatfield College Ustinov College Collingwood College College of St Hild and St Bede St Cuthbert's Society Trevelyan College St Chad's College