Jesus College

| University of Oxford

Jesus College, Oxford

Jesus College, Oxford was founded in 1571. It teaches in the region of 330 undergraduate students and 150 graduates. The college is ranked in position 6 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.16 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Classics | Classics and English | Economics and Management | Engineering Science | English | European and Middle Eastern Languages | Geography | History | History and Economics | History and English | History and Politics | Law | Mathematics | Mathematics and Philosophy | Mathematics and Statistics | Medicine (A100) | Music | Philosophy and Linguistics | Philosophy and Theology | Philosopy, Politics and Economics (PPE) | Physics | 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 )

College Scorecard (averages out of five calculated from 5 impressions)
Study (3), Music (3), Sport (3), Smugness (3), Artiness (3) Facilities (3), Accommodation (3) | locate on map

As a graduate student, you don't have to go into your college more than a couple times a year if you don't want to. I go into Jesus regularly because it is in such a convenient location, right between the main library and the main shopping street. It's good to have a home base nearby where I can get a free cup of tea or a cheap hot lunch. The college is small enough that even hermetic graduate students who don't live in college or join any activities are bound to know a good proportion of the MCR well enough to say hello. Sitting in the MCR just before lunch is the best way to meet people in a variety of fields and hear some fascinating conversations! Compared to other colleges the book grants are modest but the travel grants are generous.

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

Review by Undisclosed - Graduate Student (August 7, 2011) - add your impression

Jesus is a really inclusive place catering for all types - there is really not a particuar type of person who comes here. The buildings are pretty fantastic and all first years live in - which is really good for building a sense of community straight away

When you are not in the 24 hour library (I never thought I'd boast about that - but seriously - it is really handy to fit work around your schedule and not someone else's),there's lots to do.

JCR is really good (recently refurb) and even has a playstation 2 for your delectation. Sports wise, the college has its own pitches, we have free membership of the Iffley Road gym and pool

The two music practice rooms (inclu drum kit and amplificn system) are handy if like me, you are less sportily and more musically inclined!

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

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

Having had a few years to consider what the key factors in a College are, I am confident that I chose very well in coming to Jesus.
To me, the small College means that I am able to know 90% of the students, such that I can sit in the quad and say hi to everyone that walks by, as a friend.
Jesus has as much to offer in terms of a social life as anywhere else possibly could, and the accommodation is beautiful.
It is unbelievably friendly and accommodating, and there is no snobbishness that I have encountered.
Its fun times.

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

Review by Ed - Current student (July 20, 2011) - add your impression

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

Review by Julian - 4th Year undergraduate (2011) (March 16, 2011) - add your impression

A lovely little college situated in the centre of town, with a wonderful library (including its very own Celtic collection). But watch out for some of the accommodation - I found the the Ship Street houses to be cramped, dark, and noisy.

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

Review by Undisclosed - Graduate student (July 20, 2011) - add your impression