Pembroke College

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Pembroke College, Oxford

Pembroke College, Oxford was founded in 1624. It teaches in the region of 370 undergraduate students and 115 graduates. The college is ranked in position 30 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.44 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular | Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Economics and Management | Engineering Science | English | European and Middle Eastern Languages | History | History and Economics | History and English | History and Politics | Law | Mathematics | Mathematics and Philosophy | Medicine (graduate entry - A101) | Music | Oriental Studies* | Philosophy and Linguistics | Philosophy and Theology | Philosopy, Politics and Economics (PPE) | Psychology (Experimental) | Psychology and Linguistics | Psychology and Philosophy | Theology and Oriental Studies | Theology and Religion | (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 ) *check with the college for the latest details - options offered within these courses also vary | locate on map

Pemrboke is very compact but has a lot to offer within its small space. The location is a few minutes from the centre of town, and super handy for Sainsbury's.

Living arrangements - all first years live in the main college, and most third years live in a college owned annexe on the river (the Geoffrey Arthur Buiding) - second years and the rest of the third year live out. The rooms owned by the college are a little more expensive than many other colleges, but rents are banded, and students on bursaries get priority for cheaper rooms. There are lots of hardship and travel grants on offer too.

The library is open 24 hours and there are loads of non academic things you can get inovled with. We are particularly strong at rowing and for the more artistically minded there is oxford's only student run art gallery (The Emery) to get involved with.

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

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

Pembroke is a beautiful little college made of cotswold stone, a few hundred metres from the centre. All undergraduates live on the site for all years of study, some in the amazing new quad which is joined to the old site via a bridge across the ancient city wall, and others in the old quads or on the Isis River. It looks like a very traditional college with its grand old hall and stone gargoyles everywhere (Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings there!), but its a very friendly community, very tight-knit, and loves its sport and theatre.

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

Review by Alice - history student (October 10, 2012) - add your impression

If you're into rowing or chapel choirs, Pembroke is certainly the college for you. With the best-funded JCR in the University, sudents are often treated to long nights of free booze and pizza (particulalrly during JCR meetings, it's no coincidence they're the best-attened in Oxford). This financial cushion does not however extend to accommodation, which can be amongst the most costly of all Oxford colleges. Though in its charming location, and with its seductive architecture, few can complain about a college that's rich in informality and cosyness.

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

Review by Thomas - Current student, 3rd year (August 28, 2012) - add your impression