Lincoln College

| University of Oxford

Lincoln College, Oxford

Lincoln College, Oxford was founded in 1427. It teaches in the region of 285 undergraduate students and 250 graduates. The college is ranked in position 10 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.14 km from the centre of town.

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

It's strengths are its size (about medium), good location, amazing buildings (no 60s junk) and good academic results.

Lincoln provides on site accommodation (many are ensuite) for everyone - rent's not too bad, there's free internet in all the rooms. You do however have to prepay for 24 dinners in hall each term, and can't get a refund if you don't want them.. As far as I'm aware, first years don't get kitchens, but there are some for 2nd years, and all 3rds.

Library is open pretty late at night (closes at 2am) so shouldn't be an issue unless you are a real night owl.

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

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

My impression of Lincoln college is that of a boutique hotel: A little known treasure, professional in its service, highly esteemed and very, very luxurious. The evidence for such assertion abounds. First of all, despite its advantages, scarcely anyone has heard of Lincoln, prior to actually walking past it (and even then most people simply ignore it). Therefore it doesn't attract the tourists on a level witnessed by Magdalen or Christ Church. This gives the college a more 'homely' feel and not that of a public space. Secondly, it consistently performs well on the Norrington table. This is a testament to its excellent facilities, its library is large (a converted chapel), and their is a sense of commitment to hard work. Also, the college is right next to the University Library - which must help in the college acheiving all those 'firsts.' Thirdly, Lincoln takes pride in itself. Its lawns are prefectly manicured, the cotswold stone is washed and clean. The Ivy growing in the quad is not erractic or unsightly but harmonises perfectly with the surroundings. (If I make it sound like a dream, its becuase it is - at least compared to other colleges). In addition nearly all rooms within the college itself are ensuite. Formal hall is served regularly (that means black gowns for dinner and at Lincoln, eating by candlelight). In your third year however, you'll probably have to move out. Yet contrary to common college practice, Lincoln will not push you right out of town - they will most likely put you in housing next to Keble college, near the science area. This means that you only have to walk 5 minutes to get back to the centre of town. A special tip - if you want to see for yourself the quality of the service, I recommend going on the Lincoln college website and clicking on 'conferences.' Under the heading you'll find links to photos of 'deep hall' and other rooms. Also, if you want a look at accomodation in general for Oxbridge I recommend going to Here you'll find links to college profiles, and reviews of guests who have stayed in the past. You'll also find photos of the rooms (which they tend not to show on the college website). Finally, it's worth noting that whilst Oxford colleges aren't that 'big' on conferences, nearly every Cambridge college website has its own excellent section for conferences which gives you a real taste of the accomodation, dining hall, state of things which you are likely to get at Oxbridge - don't ignore thsee conference sections, they can be very helpful! On that note, I hope that I've been hopeful. Lincoln is a very nice college, one of the nicest that you are likely to come across - that is, if you manage to find it... ( just off Broad Street actually)

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

Review by Undisclosed - Prospective Student (April 1, 2011) - add your impression