Mansfield College | University of Oxford
Mansfield College quad
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Mansfield College

Throughout its history Mansfield has worked hard to make an Oxford education available to previously under-represented groups. The proportion of our UK students from the state sector is the highest of any college. Our small size and welcoming ethos make Mansfield a warm, informal environment where tutors and students work together to achieve academic excellence and sustain a progressive and lively community.

Students at Mansfield College

All undergraduate students are housed in Mansfield accommodation. Most students, including all first years, live on the main college site, with the rest in college accommodation a 15-minute walk away. The majority of rooms on the main site are ensuite, with several large kitchens for student use. The college offers excellent food at reasonable prices in the Chapel Hall, while the Crypt café offers a more informal eating and study space. Our well-stocked libraries are open 24 hours a day, and students
have access to free sports facilities.

Read more on the college website.

Mansfield is...

…full of new ideas. There is a real energy about Mansfield, and a nonconformist streak that marks us out from the rest.

…a full social calendar. There’s always lots going on.

…all about equality. We have a diverse and friendly student body and great financial support available.

…the best college for vegetarian and vegan food in Oxford.

…a small space with a big heart.

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

College accommodation

Mansfield CollegeAn open day at Mansfield College.

  • All first years on site: YES
  • Usually offered for three years: NO
  • Usually offered for first year and one other year: NO
  • Usually offered for all years: YES
  • Some vacation storage for international students: YES


  • Dining hall: YES
  • Bar: YES
  • Café: YES


  • Gym on site: NO
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: YES
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: NO
  • Theatre/performance space: YES
  • Chapel: YES
  • Multi-faith prayer room: NO

Clubs and societies

  • Music society: YES
  • Orchestra/s: YES
  • Choir/s: YES
  • Dramatic society: YES
  • College student magazine/paper: YES
  • Some subject societies: YES
  • Other societies: YES

In order to make it easier for you to establish a first point of contact with our University, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

Link Local Authorities

East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull


Access and Outreach at Mansfield
Access Officer: Catherine Canning
Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 282920

Postal address:
Mansfield College
Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF