About the college
Situated in the very centre of Oxford, University College (Univ) combines a long history with a thoroughly modern outlook. We have an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere that supports students to pursue their ambitions to the highest level.
We are proud of our reputation for providing outstanding academic and pastoral support, and of our pioneering role in making Oxford accessible to students from all backgrounds.
The college has excellent student facilities, including two 24-hour libraries with study spaces and extensive resources, a gym, a bar and an impressive boathouse.
Our active student body promotes many extracurricular opportunities, including:
- open mic nights
- garden plays
- a board games society
- cultural dinners
- distinguished visiting speakers
- and welfare teas.
Students can apply for a variety of grants to fund academic travel, the purchase of academic materials, and participation in extracurriculars to help them make the most of their time at Oxford. Additionally we offer a generous financial support package for UK students from less well-off backgrounds.
Undergraduate students normally live in college accommodation throughout their course, whether in our beautiful town-centre quadrangles, our garden annexe or college-owned houses. Meals, including formal dinners and weekend brunch, are available throughout term.
At Univ, excellence and inclusion go hand in hand. We are proud to work with, and be home to, our academically ambitious, diverse and enthusiastic student body.
Read more on the college website.
'…a living and working environment in which I feel entirely supported by tutors, support staff and fellow students alike.'
'…a beautiful, historical and incredibly friendly place.'
'…full of diverse, interesting and friendly people who are easy to get along with.'
'…a beautiful college, historic and unpretentious, which I am proud to call home.'
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|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||Yes|
|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|
- Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Classics and English
- Classics and Modern Languages
- Computer Science
- Computer Science and Philosophy
- Earth Sciences (Geology)
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- European and Middle Eastern Languages
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
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.
University College is part of Oxford for West Midlands.
Link Local Authorities
Telford and Wrekin
Access and Outreach at Univ
Schools Liaison and Access Officer: Ffion Price
+44 (0) 1865 286565
High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH