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Wadham College

Wadham has high academic standards maintained in an informal atmosphere. We welcome academic excellence, diversity and independence and are known for our inclusive and welcoming culture. We are committed to supporting a progressive student body, and our access work is at the core of all we do.

Students at Wadham College

Wadham is one of the larger colleges. Our Student Union provides facilities and support for students and organises charity, cultural, entertainment and welfare events.

Students have access to excellent facilities, including a 24-hour library with over 40,000 texts. There are frequent productions in our theatre and in the Holywell Music Room. Sports facilities include a gym, badminton and squash courts, a boathouse and a sports ground with pavilion.

Wadham undergraduates are normally offered accommodation for the standard duration of their studies (3 or 4 years), including two years on the main college site. An exciting new building, opening in summer 2020, provides a visionary undergraduate centre, complete with music room, arts room, café, bar, social and study space, situated at the heart of the college. High-quality and affordable meals on the main site are available to all students.

Read more on the college website.

Wadham is...

…always having someone to support you.

…a supportive environment with stimulating tutors.

…a place where you can be yourself.

…the home of great debate, encouraging freedom of thought and expression.

…the most gorgeous library where you can curl up on a beanbag with a view of the gardens.

College facilities

Wadham CollegeStudents sitting in Bar Quad.

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

College accommodation

  • All first years on site: YES
  • Usually offered for three years: NO
  • Usually offered for first year and one other year: NO
  • Usually offered for all years: YES
  • Some vacation storage for international students: YES


  • Dining hall: YES
  • Bar: YES
  • Café: YES


  • Gym on site: YES
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: YES
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: YES
  • Theatre/performance space: YES
  • Chapel: YES
  • Multi-faith prayer room: NO

Clubs and societies

  • Music society: YES
  • Orchestra/s: NO
  • Choir/s: YES
  • Dramatic society: YES
  • College student magazine/paper: NO
  • Some subject societies: YES
  • Other societies: YES

In order to make it easier for you to establish a first point of contact with our University, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area.

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.

Link Local Authorities

Barking and Dagenham
Milton Keynes
Tower Hamlets


Access and Outreach at Wadham
Access and Outreach Officer: Dr Hugh Munro
Email: access@wadham.ox.ac.uk 
Access Assistant: Dr Catherine Seed
Email: access.assistant@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 277545
Email: admissions@wadham.ox.ac.uk
Web: www.wadham.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
Wadham College
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PN