Place Category: Traditional
Oxford University is the UK’s oldest university, dating back as far as 1096, and thought to be the second oldest university in the world. It is highly academic, traditional and research intensive. It boasts no fewer than 69 Nobel Prize winner and 6 Turing Prize winners.
It is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading universities and is a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities. It ranks amongst the top universities in the world across all its curriculum but particularly in the humanities, law politics, medicine and philosophy.
The University is made up of 38 colleges (and six private halls) and all students are a member of a college or hall. Each colleges or hall offers the majority (but not always all) of the university’s subjects. Which colleges/halls offer which courses?
Undergraduate students apply to Oxford in the usual way (through UCAS) but need to put their applications in earlier than for other universities (generally in October) due to the longer admissions process. Students tend to apply to a particular college although the University often offers successful students a place in a college which is different to their original choice.
The Colleges and Halls are are (GS denotes postgraduate students only):
Campion Hall GS
The University also owns a number of museums, libraries and other collections including: the world’s oldest university museum (the Ashmolean Museum) and the Bodleian Library (one of the largest in the world).