St John's College | University of Oxford
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St John's College quad.

St John's College

St John’s is proud of its reputation for academic excellence within a vibrant, supportive and socially diverse community. We offer one of the widest ranges of subject choice for undergraduates, taught by tutors and lecturers who are experts in their fields. Our excellent academic facilities include a new, fully accessible study centre.

Students at St John’s College

Undergraduates benefit from reasonably priced meals and accommodation. With on-site rooms guaranteed for the duration of a degree, we are able to build a strong sense of community. We also offer additional grants and prizes to help with academic-related expenses, such as books and computing equipment, travel and vacation study, projects and dissertations.

A diverse range of programmes and facilities for art, music, sport and drama offer all our students the chance to pursue their wider interests, from beginner to expert level.

Read more on the college website.

St John’s is...

...incredibly generous welfare and financial provisions.

...making the most of the outstanding facilities available in the college.
Valéry much support from different people whether it be from the Student Welfare Officers or the college Chaplain.
Jen many smart, friendly, interesting and accepting people.

...very professional and experienced tutors. I find their comments extremely helpful.

College facilities

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

College accommodation

St John's CollegeEvents are held at the college throughout the year.

  • 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: YES
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: NO
  • Computer rooms/stations: NO
  • 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.

Link Local Authorities

Brighton and Hove
East Sussex
West Sussex


Access and Outreach at St John's
Access and Outreach Officer: Dr Ruth MacDonald 

Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 277317

Postal address:
St John's College
St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP