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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.

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By member119126
On 11th June 15

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Peterhouse #1
St John's College #2
Pembroke College #3
Gonville & Caius College #4
Selwyn College #5
Corpus Christi College #6
St Edmund's College #7
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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.

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By member119126
On 11th June 15

Applying to University of Cambridge

Entry Requirements:

>=240 UCAS Points

Average range for University of Cambridge entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Total Applicants:
9,795
Total offers Made:
3,180
Offer rate:
32.47%
Total offers Accepted:
2,590
Acceptance rate:
81.45%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 26th January 2017. It relates to offers made in June 2016. For more details visit the UCAS website.

University of Cambridge Reputation

Top ranking in the world for research and education, the University of Cambridge is renowned for its quality of teaching and long stretching history which includes 65 Nobel Prize winners. The university occupies many buildings around the city of Cambridge and has an impressive 114 libraries over its 31 colleges and 150 departments. The Colleges aim to provide independent places where students can socialise and live together and provide a sense of community.

There is a main Students' Union CUSU and also college Students’ Unions that operate on a smaller scale and represent CUSU.The university runs several student newspapers that include Varsity, The Cambridge Student and The Tab. Cam FM is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Angela Ruskin University.

Creative arts at the University of Cambridge have a very strong position in student life. There are many art exhibitions held in various venues such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard, Museum of Zoology and The Polar Museum as well as theatre productions in the ADC Theatre, orchestral concerts at the West Road Concert Hall, and contemporary dance and ballet. Over the years, the Footlights Dramatic Club has been the starting place for many famous actors. The university also has its own Botanic Gardens that runs workshops and displays throughout the year

The sporting reputation of the university is famous, in particular for its annual competition with Oxford university in the Boat Race. 50 Olympic Medals have been won over its history from athletes that have studied at Cambridge and have made use of the facilities available. These include gyms, fitness suites, an indoor cricket school, a Lawn Tennis Club, athletics track and a Hockey Club that is home to Cambridge City Hockey Club. As well as benefiting themselves from these facilities, students are also encouraged to get involved with Student Community Action that enables them to volunteer in sports for the community. Additionally there are many sports clubs for more diverse areas such as gliding, polo, riding, cruising, amateur boxing, ice hockey and orienteering.



Famous for many areas (including the amount of bikes in use to travel the city), the University of Cambridge is also home to Cambridge University Press, a publishing house with more than 50 global offices.

Well known alumni of the University of Cambridge are numerous and include Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Stephen Hawking, W.M. Thackeray, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sam Mendes.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 18

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 18

Graduated with a BA Law last year. 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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 18

Graduated with a BA Law last year. 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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd March 18

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

So much support for me when I had a mental health crisis. I can't thank them enough.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 17th October 17

This university is honestly so over rated. It's like ordering caviar and getting a tin of john west tuna. Just disappointing in every way and a waste of daddy's money.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th January 17

It's a bubble - intense and crazy but also fun. You surprise yourself with how much you can learn while also playing sport or attending societies and having a social life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 16

Cambridge is Cambridge. There's really not much else to say. It's absolutely fantastic.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Pretty wavey place to be a student.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th July 15

Best uni in the world. Hands down

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th June 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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