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Colleges of the University of Cambridge

This is a list of the colleges within the University of Cambridge. These colleges provide most of the accommodation for undergraduates and graduates at the university and at the undergraduate level they have responsibility for admitting students to the university and organising their tuition.[1] They also provide funding, accommodation, or both, for some of the senior research posts in the university.[2] They are self-governed charities in their own right, with their own endowments and possessions. Until the mid-19th century, both Cambridge and Oxford comprised a group of colleges with a small central university administration, rather than universities in the common sense.

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"Old" and "new" collegesEdit

The University of Cambridge has 31 colleges,[2] founded between the 13th and 20th centuries. No colleges were founded between 1596 (Sidney Sussex College) and 1800 (Downing College), which allows the colleges to be distinguished into two groups according to foundation date:

  • the 16 'old' colleges, founded between 1284 and 1596, and
  • the 15 'new' colleges, founded between 1800 and 1977.

The oldest college is Peterhouse, founded in 1284,[3] and the newest is Robinson, founded in 1977.[4] Homerton, which was first founded in the eighteenth century as a dissenting academy (and later teacher training college), attained full college status in 2010.

Restrictions on entryEdit

All 16 of the "old" colleges and 7 of the 15 "new" ones admit both male and female students as both undergraduates and postgraduates, without any age restrictions. Eight colleges restrict entry by sex, or by age of undergraduates, or admit only postgraduates:

No colleges are all-male, although most originally were. Darwin, founded in 1964, was the first mixed college, while in 1972 Churchill, Clare and King's colleges were the first previously all-male colleges to admit women. The last all-male college to become mixed was Magdalene, in 1988.[6] In 1973 Hughes Hall became the first all-female college to admit men, and Girton admitted men in 1976.

Lucy Cavendish also places restrictions on the admission of staff members, allowing only females to become fellows of the college.[7] The same is true of Newnham, but not Murray Edwards.

CollegesEdit

Key: U–undergraduates, P–postgraduates, Abb-Official abbreviation used in the Reporter.[8]

Scarf colours[9] College Founded[10] U[11] P[11] Male %[11] Female %[11] Total[11] Endowment [12] Net Assets[12]
(Mostly 2018)
Assets per student

(Mostly 2014)

Website Abb Notes
  Christ's 1505 440 258 58 42 698 £100,358,000 £189,464,000 £271,438 [13] CHR
  Churchill 1960 476 228 71 29 704 £34,273,000 £179,969,000 £255,637 [14] CHU
  Clare College 1326 473 182 52 48 655 £47,844,000 £277,007,000 £422,911 [15] CL
  Clare Hall 1966 0 155 47 53 155 £18,180,429 £38,504,565 £91,738 [16] CLH Graduate students only.
  Corpus Christi 1352 266 201 60 40 467 £94,683,000 £233,030,000 £455,747 [17] CC
  Darwin 1964 0 710[18] 54 46 710 £22,775,664 £71,989,043 £101,393 [19] DAR Graduate students only.
  Downing 1800 464 307 56 44 771 £48,400,000 £195,400,000 £253,437 [20] DOW
  Emmanuel 1584 470 280 51 49 750 £90,174,265 £276,129,510 £338,305 [21] EM
  Fitzwilliam 1869 (1966) 469 386 61 39 855 £59,272,000 £144,993,000 £169,582 [22] F
  Girton 1869 455 321 53 47 776 £49,229,000 £152,179,000 £186,148 [23] G Formerly women's only; became mixed in 1976
  Gonville and Caius 1348 591 195 60 40 786 £73,249,000 £337,917,000 £429,919 [24] CAI
  Homerton 1768 (1976) 564 554 37 63 1118 £145,981,706 £192,072,000 £171,799 [25] HO
  Hughes Hall 1885 (1949) 60 500 61 39 736 £12,310,000[26] £43,727,997 £59,413 [27] HH Mature undergrad, and grad students only. Became mixed in 1973.
  Jesus 1496 516 395 57 43 911 £203,565,936 £336,826,910 £369,733 [28] JE
  King's 1441 394 187 57 43 648 £99,314,000 £363,018,000 £560,212 [29] K
  Lucy Cavendish 1965 110 110 0 100 380 £12,288,000 £43,945,000 £115,644 [30] LC Mature female undergrad, and female grad students only.
  Magdalene 1428 378 151 54 46 529 £60,090,000 £171,100,000 £323,440 [31] M
  Murray Edwards 1954 381 199 0 100 580 £36,297,000 £74,812,930 £128,987 [32] MUR Female only. Formerly New Hall.
  Newnham 1871 412 112 0 100 638 £57,011,185 £207,371,289 £325,033 [33] N Female students only.
  Pembroke 1347 442 155 53 47 597 £80,041,000 £184,480,000 £226,688 [34] PEM
  Peterhouse 1284 260 110 57 43 370 £15,020,000 £326,980,000 £883,729 [35] PET
  Queens' 1448 524 492 57 43 1034 £51,222,000 £113,870,000 £110,125 [36] Q
  Robinson 1977 422 73 60 40 495 £21,090,000 £93,458,000 £165,883 [37] R
  St Catharine's 1473 462 159 52 48 621 £39,925,000 £116,584,000 £156,836 [38] CTH
  St Edmund's 1896 112 356 69 31 574 £17,181,000 £40,296,000 £70,202 [39] ED Mature undergrad, and grad students only.
  St John's 1511 588 243 59 41 831 £526,677,000 £818,000,000 £843,014 [40] JN
  Selwyn 1882 377 249 55 45 626 £44,538,000 £116,267,000 £185,730 [41] SE
  Sidney Sussex 1596 370 232 63 37 602 £27,943,000 £133,288,000 £221,408 [42] SID
  Trinity College 1546 696 365 63 37 1061 £1,463,700,000 £1,474,875,000 £1,390,080 [43] T
  Trinity Hall 1350 382 230 54 46 612 £66,747,000 £317,171,000 £518,253 [44] TH
  Wolfson 1965 119 385 64 36 887 £24,468,000 £67,286,000 £75,857 [45] W Mature undergrad, and grad students only.
Totals 11,824 6,002 17,826 £3,188,164,215 £7,332,011,244 £318,565

There are also several theological colleges in Cambridge (for example Ridley Hall, Wesley House, Westcott House and Westminster College) that are affiliated with the university through the Cambridge Theological Federation. These colleges, while not officially part of the University of Cambridge, operate programmes that are either validated by or are taught on behalf either of the university or of Anglia Ruskin or Durham Universities.[46]

Timeline of the colleges in the order their students are presented for graduation, compared with some events in British history.

Heads of collegesEdit

Most colleges are led by a Master, even when the Master is female. However, there are some exceptions, listed below. Girton College has always had a Mistress, even though male candidates have been able to run for the office since 1976.

  • Mistress: Girton College
  • President: Clare Hall, Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish College, Murray Edwards College, Queens' College, Wolfson College
  • Principal: Homerton College, Newnham College
  • Provost: King's College
  • Warden: Robinson College

Former collegesEdit

The above list does not include several former colleges that no longer exist. These include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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