Corpus Christi College

| University of Oxford

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Corpus Christi College, Oxford was founded in 1517. It teaches in the region of 230 undergraduate students and 115 graduates. The college is ranked in position 14 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.27 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular | Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Classical Archaeology and Ancient History | Classics | Classics and English | Engineering Science | English | History | History (Ancient and Modern) | History and English | History and Politics | Law | Materials Science | Mathematics | Mathematics and Computer Science | Mathematics and Philosophy | Mathematics and Statistics | Medicine (A100) | Philosophy and Linguistics | Philosopy, Politics and Economics (PPE) | Physics | Physics and Philosophy | Psychology (Experimental) | Psychology and Linguistics | Psychology and Philosophy | (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

Corpus is really central, small and friendly . A great place if you want somewhere with a tightly knit community where it's easy to get involved with stuff.

On the arty side, Owelets, our drama soc, puts on several plays a term, has a debating society (The Hive), choir (don't worry no auditions) and literary society. So not too bad at all!

Enthusiasm is probably the most important ting in our sports teams - though we have had some pretty good successes with the cricket (men ) and women's rugby sides. Everyone is encouraged to get involved here and it's very inclusive

the Jcr (common room for students) is stocked well with sky, dvd player and makes for a great hanguot when not in 24 hr library.

Study (3), Artiness (5), Sport (2), Music (3), Facilities (3), Accommodation (4), Smugness (3)

Review by Undisclosed - Undisclosed (August 21, 2009) - add your impression

Two words: TORTOISE. RACE.
(There's one every year in Trinity Term)

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

Review by Undisclosed - current student at another college (August 24, 2011) - add your impression

Corpus is the epitome of "small and friendly". If you like the idea of knowing everyone in your year, and most people in the college, and don't mind that this means everyone will know all the gossip about you, then you'll love Corpus. That said, some find it claustrophobic - there's no way to get "lost in the crowd" in such a small institution.

Corpus' common room (JCR) is one of the nicest in the university. It's the social hub of the college, and you can find someone in there to talk to at almost any time of the day (or night), or you can just chill and read papers. There is a seperate TV room (two, in fact), which keeps the common room from being taken over by football or Doctor Who fans. The organised student body (somewhat like a student union, on a small scale) is also fairly laid back in comparison to other similar institutions.

Corpus excels at enthusiasm, so if you want to dive into university life all guns blazing, you won't be alone. There are several college-based societies (the sports teams and choir being the most established, but there are others, including a drama society and an orchestra, and usually support available if you want to set up your own), but many college members get heavily involved in university societies as well, to the point of dominating several (despite Corpus' small size).

Being in the city centre has many advantages, although some of the accommodation for second, third and fourth years is quite far-flung in Oxford terms - nowhere that isn't easily reachable on a bike, though. Hall food is good for the price, but fairly stodgy, and you may well get bored of it before the term is out. Thankfully, you will always have access to at least a set of hobs and a microwave, even if it's not right next to your room.

Basically, if "small and friendly" is your thing, you'll enjoy Corpus. If you prefer to get lost in the crowd, then you'll want a bigger college.

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

Review by Alex - Maths & CS student, graduated 2008 (July 21, 2011) - add your impression