St Hilda’s is one of the larger progressive colleges, situated alongside the River Cherwell in a spacious and beautiful site. The motto of St Hilda’s is excellence and equality. This captures a very clear and powerful focus on supporting our students – to be the best they possibly can academically, in an environment which allows them to thrive – whatever their background.
The college is a caring academic environment, with passionate and committed tutors. St Hilda’s also offers a generous range of financial awards for academic work, travel, sport and other activities. All first year students live on the college’s main site, where self catering facilities are available, as well as a highly rated dining hall, a gym and one of the most extensive library collections.
St Hilda’s provides all the right ingredients for success in your degree, in one of the most friendly and relaxing settings to be a student in Oxford.
Read more on the college website.
St Hilda’s is...
…in a great location split right between the great city centre and the lively Cowley Road.
...grounded and friendly. You meet people with a wide range of experiences, from a range of different cultures. The atmosphere is always interesting, never competitive.
...tutors and lecturers who are so passionate about their subject – I’ve benefited tremendously from the tutorial system.
…feeling at ease with some of the best welfare support in the whole of the University.
…generous. With the help of a bursary, I have been able to thrive both academically and in my own self-development.
To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.
|All first years on site|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year|
|Usually offered for three years|
|Usually offered for all years|
|Some vacation storage for international students|
|Gym on site|
|Library open 24/7|
|Wi-Fi throughout college|
|Multi-faith prayer room|
|Clubs & societies activities|
|College student magazine/paper|
|Some subject societies|
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and Oriental Studies
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics
- History and English
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.
In addition, the colleges will continue to maintain their existing link regions.
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
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY