The main quad of Corpus Christi on a sunny day
Corpus Christi College
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Corpus Christi College

About the college

Boasting a strong sense of community and a friendly atmosphere, Corpus Christi is one of Oxford’s older colleges. It prides itself on a strong tradition of openness, tolerance and fairness.

Corpus Christi combines history with modernity. The college’s magnificent 16th-century library with over 60,000 books, 24-hour opening, online catalogues and WiFi access, is both a convenient and beautiful place to work.


Students have access to a sports field and boathouse, entertainment rooms, a Junior Common Room (JCR), and the Beer Cellar. There is also an auditorium suitable for lectures, concerts, theatrical productions, and parties.

Among the most active of the many clubs are the dramatic society – the Owlets – the choir, and the rowing and rugby teams. Students' welfare plays a central role in daily life with a tea and biscuit break provided every afternoon, apart from Saturdays. On Saturdays a more substantial ‘welfare tea’ is provided with a selection of food and drinks, and opportunity for discussion and support.

Corpus has an impressive social calendar with a Ball every other spring and a fair each June, which features the college’s famous tortoise race!

Read more on the college website.

Corpus Christi is...

'…a wonderful community.'

'…weekly film nights and a ton of welfare.'

'…the college tortoise and the beautiful gardens.'

'…making friends for life.'

'…right at the heart of the city.'

College facilities

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College accommodation


College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for all yearsYes
Usually offered for three yearsNot applicable
Usually offered for first year and one other yearNot applicable
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

 Gym on siteYes
 Library open 24/7Yes
 Computer rooms/stationsYes
 Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes 
 Music roomYes
 Theatre/performance spacesYes
 Multi-faith prayer roomYes

Clubs & societies 

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperNo
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes

Link areas

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.

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.

Corpus Christi College is part of Oxford for North West.

Link Local Authorities



Access and Outreach at Corpus Christi
Senior Outreach and Admissions Officer: Emma Gregory

Assistant Outreach Officer: Anna Fiteni

 +44 (0) 1865 276693

Postal address:
Corpus Christi College
Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF