About the college
Known for its extensive, tranquil gardens, St Hugh’s is one of the largest colleges in Oxford.
Founded in 1886, St Hugh’s was established to offer an Oxford education to women who could not afford the fees of the University at the time. The College now accepts applications from all students, and retains a strong sense of its radical tradition and of the importance of opening Oxford to all who would do well here, welcoming people from every kind of background.
St Hugh’s offers accommodation (much of it ensuite) throughout an undergraduate’s course, along with a large, well-stocked college library and, unusually, a Bodleian Reading Room.
St Hugh’s also benefits from a range of catering options. In addition to the food provision in the dining hall, all rooms have access to a kitchen, and a café offers food throughout the day and a modern space in which to work. The College is a supportive environment; funds are available to address unforeseen financial hardship. There is a gym, and student-run bar, and the chapel and separate multi-faith prayer room are open to all college members, regardless of belief.
Read more on the college website.
St Hugh’s is...
'…a welcoming community; St Hugh’s is a large and diverse college; you get to know people from different courses and years really quickly!'
'…a bit out of town, so you don't have tourists bothering you.'
'…having 24/7 access to one of the largest college libraries in Oxford as well as a bit of the Bod, and plenty of places to study.'
'…having fantastic tutors – each has their own style, but tutorials are always really interesting– challenging, but not overwhelming.'
'…a college full of smiles!'
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|All first years on site
|Usually offered for all years
|Usually offered for three years
|Usually offered for first year and one other year
|Some vacation storage for international students
|Gym on site
|Library open 24/7
|Wi-Fi throughout college
|Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs and societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper
|Some subject societies
- Archaeology and Anthropology
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Classics and English
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences (Geology)
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- Foundation Year (Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science)
- Foundation Year (Humanities)
- Foundation Year (Law)
- Foundation Year (PPE)
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics
- History and English
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Human Sciences
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Medicine (Graduate Entry)
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
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Access and Outreach at St Hugh's
Outreach Officer: Elena Sorochina
St Hugh's College
St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE