St Hugh's College
St Hugh's College.
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St Hugh's 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 College

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!

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

St Hugh's CollegeSt Hugh's College has some of the largest college grounds in Oxford.

College accommodation
All first years on site
Usually offered for all years
Usually offered for three yearsN/A
Usually offered for first year and one other yearN/A
Some vacation storage for international students
Dining hall
Gym on site
Library open 24/7
Computer rooms/stations
Wi-Fi throughout college
Music room
Theatre/performance space
Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs & societies activities
Music society
Dramatic society
College student magazine/paper
Some subject societies
Other societies

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.
St Hugh's College is part of Oxford for South East.

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Access and Outreach at St Hugh's
Outreach Officer: Elena Sorochina
 +44 (0) 1865 274989

Postal address:
St Hugh's College
St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE