Wolfson College

| University of Cambridge

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Wolfson College, Cambridge was founded in 1965. It teaches in the region of 119 undergraduate students and 385 graduates. Please note, when looking at courses, that Wolfson does offer the combination of Computer Science with Mathematics. The college is ranked in position 25 of 29 in the Tompkins Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score).

Courses offered [ + ] Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic | Archaeology & Anthropology | Architecture | Asian and Middle Eastern Studies | Chemical Engineering | Classics | Computer Science | Education | Engineering | English | Geography | History | History of Art | Human, Social and Political Sciences | Land Economy | Law | Linguistics | Management Studies | Manufacturing Engineering | Medicine | Medicine Graduate Course | Modern & Medieval Languages | Music | Natural Sciences | Philosophy | 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 )

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Wolfson's not the oldest college in the book, but it is nicely set in the suburbs a little way out of the bubble, and has some more spacious and generous facilities. Only mature students are accepted, so it's a bit more relaxed than many colleges which can get a bit to absorbed and forget there's a life beyond their college walls.

Costs are not too bad (there's no fixed charge to subsidise the college canteen here), rents are okay, though formal hall is a little more expensive than in a lot of colleges.

All in all the atmosphere is really chilled out and there are lots of clubs and facilities for people who are keen to get stuck in to life here.

Study (3), Artiness (4), Sport (2), Music (2), Facilities (3), Accommodation (3), Smugness (1)

Review by Undisclosed - Undisclosed (August 26, 2009) - add your impression

Just graduated from this place and thank goodness. Definitely the worst college in Cambridge. Bar - no atmosphere, staff obstructive to me, food shockingly bad. So yes, I'm in agreement with another review I read - your college really does matter. I wish I'd done what all the Brits on my program seemed to have done and looked into it a bit more.

Study (3), Artiness (3), Sport (3), Music (2), Facilities (2), Accommodation (1), Smugness (3)

Review by jim - History student (February 1, 2012) - add your impression

Studied here part-time for a post-graduate degree. Despite the reviews from nay-sayers, this is a really excellent college. Staff *are* friendly, helpful and the facilities are excellent for a part-time student. 24 hours access to the library, and many interesting lectures and activities. Food is ok, although not spectacular, but the intellectual atmosphere is outstanding. The presence of many part-timers with real world experience and the fact that the college is for mature students only, makes a real difference.

College choice is a very personal thing. For grown ups returning to study, Wolfson is a superb choice. The atmosphere is serious, but relaxed. There is no high table for dining (where Senior Members (Fellows) sit looking down on the Junior Members (also known as students)). Wolfson has no denominational affiliations, and is situated in a quiet spot away from the crowded Cambridge tourist trail. Final bonus is ample car parking, a real advantage for Cambridge and for part-timers whose visits to college are constrained by work commitments.

Study (4), Artiness (2), Sport (2), Music (1), Facilities (2), Accommodation (3), Smugness (1)

Review by Undisclosed - Past student (October 26, 2013) - add your impression