At the heart of the city, Jesus College is known as one of the friendliest of Oxford’s colleges. Our students can enjoy the best possible education regardless of their background, with Access bursaries for those in financial need. The college aims to maintain high academic standards with awards to recognise academic achievement and progress, and support for extracurricular activities. It is little wonder that the college has been voted best college for student satisfaction five years in a row.
Jesus College is in Turl Street in central Oxford, close to the main libraries and within easy walking distance of the Science Area, shops, cinemas and theatres.
Accommodation and meals
Jesus College guarantees full accommodation for all its undergraduates. First years have rooms in central Oxford, living in our historic Turl Street site or in the new Ship Street Centre. Over two-thirds of the rooms are ensuite. After that, most students live in college flats, either to the north (near the Science Area) or to the east (by our sports ground) of Oxford city centre. These high-quality flats have three/four bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom, for reasonable cost. Meals in hall are popular and food is charged on a pay-as-you-go basis to the termly bill, so students can choose whether to eat in hall or not. Gowns are not required for evening meals.
The college library and well-equipped computer suite are open 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is available in all accommodation, libraries, common rooms and seminar rooms.
The Junior Common Room (JCR) boasts a conservatory, as well as newspapers, magazines, refreshments, widescreen TV and ping-pong and pool tables. The popular college bar, Fourth Quad, is open in the evenings. The college also has a music room with piano and a dark room. Our large sports pavilion doubles as an entertainment venue and we have playing fields, squash courts and a boathouse. Our students have free membership of the University gym and pool. We welcome students with disabilities: please see our access guide and contact us before applying to discuss your needs.
The JCR regularly funds student arts and drama activities. Jesus College students jointly organise the lively Turl Street Arts Festival. Thriving subject societies (from English to Physics) arrange formal and informal events. The chapel choir regularly leads Evensong, gives concerts and goes on tours. The college is very active in many sports, either competitively or just for fun.