Exeter College
Fellows Garden, Exeter College.
(Image credit: Exeter College).

Exeter College

About the college

Exeter is the fourth-oldest college in Oxford, with a small, friendly and inclusive community of students and staff.

Accommodation is provided for three years of an undergraduate’s course and probably for a fourth year. All first-year students live on the main college site on Turl Street. Other college accommodation is in vibrant East Oxford (with self-catering facilities), and the modern Cohen Quadrangle in fashionable Jericho. Three meals a day can be eaten in Hall during term.

Facilities include:

  • on-site gym
  • stunning dining hall
  • bar
  • chapel
  • music practice rooms
  • performance space
  • learning space
  • sports ground.

We have a beautiful garden, with views over Radcliffe Square. Exeter is home to a wide range of student groups, clubs and societies, including our excellent student-led choir, music, theatre and sports teams.

Read more on the college website.

Exeter is...

'…small enough that you’ll never feel lost, but big enough that everyone finds their place. It’s a very inclusive and diverse environment, making it easy to settle in.'

'…impressive catering facilities, particularly at lunch time where there’s so much choice on offer.'

'…having communal spaces which are really well used.'

'…having fun with college sports teams – they’re all really close and friendly communities, as I’ve found with the rugby team.'

College facilities

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College accommodation


College availability

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


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College accommodation

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

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperYes
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.

Exeter College is part of Oxford for South West.

Link Local Authorities

Isles of Scilly
North Somerset

City of London
Islands of Jersey and Guernsey


Access and Outreach at Exeter
Access and Outreach Lead: Ellie Lee

Outreach  +44 (0) 1865 610352
Admissions  +44 (0) 1865 279668

Postal address:
Exeter College
Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP