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University of Cambridge Reputation
The University of Cambridge is located in East England, Cambridgeshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 20,510 students are enrolled at the University of Cambridge:
- 13,460 of these students come from the UK
- 2,635 come from other EU countries
- And 4,415 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Cambridge show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Cambridge, is £27,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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Cambridge is a great uni. The Collegiate atmosphere is great but occasionally it is limiting so I can see why it’s not for everyone. The academic element is fantastic and welfare and support are generally very good.
An all round excellent university. Fantastic welfare, teaching, facilities etc. My biggest problem would be the need for more reliable WiFi, but this is a very small issue in comparison to all the things Cambridge is getting right.
Good facilities (every college has a library, canteen and most have a small gym), housing isn't cheap but on par with other expensive university cities like Edinburgh or London, plus it's all owned by the colleges so I was living on the same street as most of my friends for 3 years, with utility bills, wifi and even a weekly cleaner included in my rent. Everyone was so much friendlier and down to earth than I expected - in comparison to other unis there are so many societies/sports clubs although because of the workload you have to be quite selective with what you do. Nights out in such a small city are great because everyone goes to the same places plus Cambridge is quite safe overall so getting home at night was always really easy. Work-wise, be prepared to feel quite stupid and it can get very stressful but I found that the negatives were usually balanced out by the sense of community in college/being so close to all your friends.
As PhD graduate from Cambridge University, I can say that this is the most racist place on earth. All they want is international student's money! Students mental and physical and social well-being is of least concern to the university. Most colleges are poor, spending all money to feed their 100s of staffs and fellows. They have hardly any budget for students to support travel and research. Food and accommodation is extremely expensive. Colleges are all about undergraduates, most of whom are British. The Masters and tutors have little time to deal with poor international students, who can't even speak English properly. Overall, Cambridge is the most expensive city in UK. Professors are careless; they wouldn't bother if their students die while doing research. It is very hard to reach the professors. I know some professors who constantly bully their students, those coming from international background, as they are helpless. I curse my decision to come to Cambridge instead of going to US
Excellent university providing us with countless opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, whilst pastoral care and social needs are simultaneously catered for through the unique college-based education offered only at Oxford and Cambridge. Meanwhile, however, Cambridge trumps Oxford through its 'feeling' - Oxford can feel like a large - and for some, intimidatingly grand, city. Cambridge is a beautiful and diverse city, yet manages to always maintain the quaintness of a rural market town.
The university doesn't really have a campus as such, but is instead spread all around the city. This makes it a really beautiful city, but unfortunately means that tourists are constantly getting in your way to lectures. The facilities offered by the university aren't particularly good - the sports centre is miles out of town (and quite expensive), and other facilities generally depend upon your college. There are loads of clubs and societies to get involved in, at both a college and university level, and plenty of support if you want to set up your own society. The Students Union is basically non-existent, consisting of a dingy office in a basement somewhere. The career opportunities for Cambridge graduates are generally very good - employers recognise that a degree from Cambridge is really hard. However, students are banned from getting part time jobs during term time which can reduce your work experience. WiFi is only present in some colleges and lecture halls.
Students union - does it exist as a building (collegiate system problems) but in college support is great. Wifi is pretty much all around town but some areas much slower than others. So many societies!! And lots of departments and tons of libraries.