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Mansfield College

About the college

Throughout its history Mansfield has worked hard to make an Oxford education available to previously under-represented groups.

The proportion of our UK students from the state sector is the highest of any college. Our small size and welcoming ethos make Mansfield a warm, informal environment where tutors and students work together to achieve academic excellence and sustain a progressive and lively community.

All undergraduate students are housed in Mansfield accommodation. Most students, including all first years, live on the main college site, with the rest in college accommodation a short cycle or walk away.

The majority of rooms on the main site are ensuite, with several large kitchens for student use. The college offers excellent food at reasonable prices in the Chapel Hall, while the Crypt café offers a more informal eating and study space. Our well-stocked libraries are open 24 hours a day, and students have access to free sports facilities.

Read more on the college website.

Mansfield is...

'...a beautiful and welcoming college - I’m so glad I landed here.'

'…close-knit. I like that I will always bump into someone I know when I’m walking around college.'

'...a supportive environment to grow in, both personally and academically. The people here have genuinely made Oxford feel like home!'

'...a college for foodies! The food on offer daily has got to be some of the best in Oxford. There’s always at least three choices for every meal, including really diverse vegetarian options.'

'…a very happy place to be.'

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

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

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

College outreach

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.

Mansfield College is part of Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Link Local Authorities

East Riding of Yorkshire
Kingston upon Hull
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire


Outreach programmes

Next Steps

The Next Steps programme is a hybrid programme that aims to give Year 12 students the tools to make a competitive application to Oxford and Cambridge.

Originally a collaboration between Oxford and Cambridge colleges to support South Yorkshire, Mansfield has now launched the programme with some of our linked schools and colleges in Yorkshire & the Humber. The programme consists of two online sessions and two in-person sessions hosted at a hub school in region.

Further Education and Sixth College Open Day

The Oxford Further Education Access was formed by Mansfield College in 1999 as a Widening Participation Initiative with the aim of encouraging applications to the university from the Further Education (FE) sector, a particularly under-represented group at Oxford.

Mansfield College hosts an annual Open Day for students and staff in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges. The events are attended by staff from across the University, ensuring that students are catered for whatever their subject interest, and also include sessions for staff in the FE sector.

Oxford Residential for Yorkshire & the Humber

As part of our work with Yorkshire & the Humber, we run a residential for Year 12 students from the region each year. Students get the chance to stay in Mansfield undergraduate accommodation, eat in our dining hall, take part in academic workshops, and learn about the Oxford admissions process.


Access and Outreach at Mansfield
Access Officer: Sarah Large

 +44 (0) 1865 282898
 [email protected]

Postal address:
Mansfield College
Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF

Outreach events

Visit the University's Outreach event calendar to view upcoming outreach events. Please note that some events may require advance booking or have specific eligibility criteria.