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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 15-minute 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 lovely community. It’s easy to get to know people and feel like you belong here.'

…a mixture of old and new.

'…a home amid the chaos that is university life. Somewhere you can always feel like you!'

'…the best college for vegetarian and vegan food in Oxford.'

'…a small space with a big heart.'

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/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.

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


Access and Outreach at Mansfield
Access Officer: Sarah Large

 +44 (0) 1865 282920

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