St Benet’s is a small and friendly community, with close daily contact between tutors and students. Originally founded for Catholic monks, today the vast majority of its students are men and women of all faiths and none. Graduates and undergraduates form a joint student body of about 120, specialising in the humanities and social sciences.
Particularly homely, St Benet’s provides a strong sense of community within the hall, and full engagement in University activities outside it. Students and staff all eat together at one common table and share common rooms. With no separate high table for tutors, the hall strives to create a relaxed, egalitarian atmosphere. The hall has its own drama club and rowing team, and students participate in many other clubs and teams across Oxford, having won historically more sporting Blues per head than any other college.
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St Benet’s is...
…being in a small cohort, which means plenty of individual and group support – I’m glad to be part of the Benet’s community.
…knowing everyone within a few weeks… this really does help with feeling more at home.
…knowing practically everyone within a few weeks – and I was impressed by the support given by the hall.
…a close-knit community that is friendly and yet full of diverse and interesting opinions.
To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.
|All first years on site|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year|
|Usually offered for three years|
|Usually offered for all years|
|Some vacation storage for international students|
|Gym on site|
|Library open 24/7|
|Wi-Fi throughout college|
|Multi-faith prayer room|
|Clubs & societies activities|
|College student magazine/paper|
|Some subject societies|
Please note that the course offering at St Benet's is currently under review.
For entry in 2022, the available courses were: