University College

| University of Oxford

University College, Oxford

University College, Oxford was founded in 1249. It teaches in the region of 365 undergraduate students and 150 graduates. The college is ranked in position 24 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.17 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular | Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Classical Archaeology and Ancient History | Classics | Computer Science | Computer Science and Philosophy | Earth Sciences | Engineering Science | English | European and Middle Eastern Languages | History | History (Ancient and Modern) | History and Politics | Law | Mathematics | Mathematics and Computer Science | Mathematics and Philosophy | Mathematics and Statistics | Medicine (A100) | Music | Oriental Studies* | 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 ) *check with the college for the latest details - options offered within these courses also vary | locate on map

Q: What do Bill Clinton, Clement Attlee and Stephen Hawking have in common?

... Sounds like the start to a good joke. The real answer is Univ college. We might be very old (founded in 1249!) but we have kept with the times and don't really have a particular type of person who comes here.

Loads to get involved with once you arrive - be it musical, sporting, debating, filmmaking etc- there's a squash court on site, and we have oxford's largest non auditioning choir.

As you might expect with old rooms there are not that many ensuite.. But can always hang out in the 24 hour library!

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

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

I have met plenty of people from Univ College in my five years at Oxford. It is a lovely place but I just want to set the record straight on the smugness rating. Taking an average over everyone I've met in Oxford, by far and away the most smug are Trinity and Univ. It honestly feels like they feel like they're somehow different from the other colleges, almost like we're borrowing Oxford off them.

I've rated facilities highly because we had a charming drinks reception upstairs from hall in a smart mordern room overlooking the old buildings, an absolutely delicious meal in hall, followed by post drinks in the MCR, which is one of the most fit for purpose rooms in the university.

Overall: charming and historic, but if smugness winds you up, consider St Johns or Exeter.

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

Review by Undisclosed - Student of a different college (July 21, 2011) - add your impression