Wadham College

| University of Oxford

Wadham College, Oxford

Wadham College, Oxford was founded in 1610. It teaches in the region of 427 undergraduate students and 150 graduates. The college is ranked in position 5 of 30 in the Norrington Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.26 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular | Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Classical Archaeology and Ancient History | Classics | Classics and English | Economics and Management | Engineering Science | English | European and Middle Eastern Languages | History | History (Ancient and Modern) | History and Economics | History and English | History and Politics | History of Art | Human Sciences | Law | Mathematics | Mathematics and Computer Science | Mathematics and Philosophy | Mathematics and Statistics | Medicine (A100) | Oriental Studies* | Philosopy, Politics and Economics (PPE) | Physics | Physics and Philosophy | Psychology (Experimental) | (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

College Scorecard (averages out of five calculated from 5 impressions)
Study (3), Music (3), Sport (3), Smugness (3), Artiness (4) Facilities (3), Accommodation (3)

http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/ | locate on map

They call it the "People's Republic of Wadham" because apparently it's left wing... certainly pretty liberal and not stuck up (no gowns ever!).

Famous for both its once yearly bob celebrating of everything alternative (especially cross-dressing) and the summer festival (you guessed it...) 'Wadstock' - there's loads of fun stuff going on.

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

Review by Robert - Undergraduate Student (August 26, 2009) - add your impression

A very good friend of mine studied Classics at Wadham, graduating this summer, 2009, and she absolutely loved it. Especially the college atmosphere, which is unbeatable even though it is a large place- she found it a fun chilled out college.

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

Review by ma - frequent visitor (August 28, 2009) - add your impression

Wadham is one of the largest colleges in Oxford, and due to this there is a certain level of anonymity but also a really good sense of community because any club or society you want to join, wadham has it. In general Wadham is one of the most individual colleges, social-wise, particularly for people who are more sexually diverse. Their music festival 'Wadstock' is legendary, and a really good end of term chill out. Basically a really cool place

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

Review by aus - friend of (August 2, 2009) - add your impression

Horrific place. Spent three years enduring the company of dreadlocked, poncho-wearning Etonians pretending to be left-wing. Oxford is great - *loved* it - but Wadham sucks. Find a college with some integrity.

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

Review by Alumna - Alumna (February 21, 2012) - add your impression

As an American, I found picking a college overwhelming as I had only really heard of Christ Church & Magdalen. I ended up at Wadham because of its affiliation with Sarah Lawrence College in New York where I was an undergrad. I can't recommend this place enough - students are liberal minded, creative and intellectual risks are encouraged, and the tutors are brilliant. Also - the breakfasts are really good, the Staircase 19 accommodation has views of the dreaming spires, the bar is cheap and has an extremely comprehensive jukebox, and we end ALL parties with the Specials 'Free Nelson Mandela' (which started as a protest against apartheid in 1984 and continues to this day).

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

Review by Kate - grad student (July 20, 2011) - add your impression