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.
'...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.'
Visit our College Facilities Table to compare facilities across different colleges.
|All first years on site||Yes|
|Usually offered for all years||Yes|
|Usually offered for three years||Not applicable|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year||Not applicable|
|Some vacation storage for international students||Yes|
|Gym on site||No|
|Library open 24/7||Yes|
|Wi-Fi throughout college||Yes|
|Multi-faith prayer room||No|
Clubs and societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper||Yes|
|Some subject societies||Yes|
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- Foundation Year (Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science)
- Foundation Year (Humanities)
- Foundation Year (Law)
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Materials Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Philosophy and Theology
- Theology and Religion
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
Access and Outreach at Mansfield
Access Officer: Sarah Large
Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF