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St John's College

About the college

St John’s is proud of its reputation for academic excellence within a vibrant, supportive and socially diverse community.

We offer one of the widest ranges of subject choice for undergraduates, taught by tutors and lecturers who are experts in their fields. Our excellent academic facilities include a new, fully accessible study centre.

Students at St John’s College

Undergraduates benefit from reasonably priced meals and accommodation. With on-site rooms guaranteed for the duration of a degree, we are able to build a strong sense of community. We also offer additional grants and prizes to help with academic-related expenses, such as books and computing equipment, travel and vacation study, projects and dissertations.

A diverse range of programmes and facilities for art, music, sport and drama offer all our students the chance to pursue their wider interests, from beginner to expert level.

Read more on the college website.

St John’s is...

'...a supportive community coupled with outstanding facilities and teaching.'

'…able to provide me with amazing opportunities.'

'…the place I’ve met the most interesting, intelligent and impressive people.'

'…great for cheap and good quality food – especially Hall breakfasts.'

'…fantastic for accommodation. You can live in for all years of your course.'

St John's College

College facilities

Visit our College Facilities Table to compare facilities across different colleges.

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 siteYes
Library open 24/7Yes
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomYes
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.
St John's College is part of Oxford for South East.

Link Local Authorities

Brighton and Hove
East Sussex
West Sussex



Access and Outreach at St John's
Access Lead: Richard Waters
 +44 (0) 1865 277350

Admissions Office : +44 (0) 1865 277317

Postal address:
St John's College
St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP