Murray Edwards College

| University of Cambridge

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge was founded in 1954. It teaches in the region of 387 undergraduate students and 55 graduates. Up until 2008, this college was known as New Hall. Admission is limited to female students. The college is ranked in position 26 of 29 in the Tompkins Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 1.19 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic | Archaeology & Anthropology | Architecture | Asian and Middle Eastern Studies | Chemical Engineering | Classics | Computer Science | Economics | Engineering | English | Geography | History | History of Art | Human, Social and Political Sciences | Land Economy | Law | Linguistics | Management Studies | Manufacturing Engineering | Mathematics | Medicine | Medicine Graduate Course | Modern & Medieval Languages | Music | Natural Sciences | Psychological and Behavioural Sciences | Theology & Religious Studies | Veterinary Medicine | (additional courses are often available to post-graduate students and many colleges offer complex arrangements of modern languages - please see our courses page for details ) | locate on map

I love being at Murray Edwards (or New Hall) College-it is a real haven in Cambridge, as it has some lovely grounds and a sense of pride in being one of two all female colleges. I think there is a great community here. I play women's football, and its nice to be in a place where this sport is really supported. Also, the cash injection from the donars last year (hence the name change) will hopefully filter down to us students and do big things for Murray Edwards for the years to come.

Study (3), Artiness (3), Sport (4), Music (5), Facilities (4), Accommodation (4), Smugness (1)

Review by Kate - 2nd year Natsci student - add your impression

This is a really exciting time for the college, as students begin to see the effects of the endowment (2005). I was a member of the JCR (Student Union Committee) in 2010/2011 and I was given a significant amount of influence in regards to how the college was developing. I was part of a small group, for example, which was given 10,000 to refurbish the TV room as we chose.

Academically, the college is improving every year and in 2011 over 90% of finalists gained a first or a 2:1. The college also has an excellent record of student improvement, with an above average number of students increasing their grade being their first and final year. This may well be a result of our Gateway programme - a unique scheme that offers personal, academic and career-based sessions in order to increase opportunities for its students. This includes funding for gap years (for offer-holders) or for internships, travelling etc.

The college has a really nice friendly atmosphere and students here tend to get involved in activities across the university. In terms of sports, the college has been doing particulalry well in rowing, tennis and hockey recently. The gardeners are fantastic and grow a selection of fruit, veg and herbs that are free for any students to take. The food generally has a really good reputation.

Written by a recent History graduate.

Study (5), Artiness (4), Sport (5), Music (4), Facilities (4), Accommodation (4), Smugness (2)

Review by Anna - Graduate (September 12, 2011) - add your impression