St Hilda's College | University of Oxford
Students enjoying the sunshine
Students enjoying the sunshine at St Hilda's College.
(Credit: St Hilda's College)

St Hilda's College

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.

Students at St Hilda’s College

The college is a caring academic environment, with passionate and committed tutors. St Hilda’s also offers a generous range of college 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, 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.

College facilities

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

College accommodation

St Hilda's CollegeRelaxing in the grounds of St Hilda's College.

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


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


  • Gym on site: YES
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: NO
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: YES
  • 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: NO
  • 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.

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Access and Outreach at St Hilda's 
Recruitment & Schools Programme Officer: Hannah Rolley

Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 286620

Postal address:
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY