Wadham College | University of Oxford
Wadham College
Front Quad, Wadham College.

Wadham College

Wadham has high academic standards, maintained in an informal and progressive atmosphere. Known for its inclusive and welcoming culture, Wadham is a vibrant and relatively large college, offering most of the undergraduate courses that can be studied at Oxford.

Wadham CollegeStudents sitting in Bar Quad.
We welcome academic excellence, diversity and independence. Wadham’s access work with schools is well established, and we seek to recruit the very best students nationally and internationally, working with the collegiate University to ensure that selection is based purely on academic ability and potential.


Located in the city centre, Wadham has large, quiet grounds, with some of the most beautiful gardens and buildings in Oxford. The Bodleian Library is just across the road and the Science Area is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation and meals

Students are guaranteed on-site accommodation in their first and final (ie third or fourth) years. When not living in college-owned accommodation, students are given a grant to help with living-out costs. All college rooms have internet access and are equipped with a fridge. Whether students live in college or elsewhere, high-quality and affordable meals are provided on the main college site. On weekday evenings students have a choice of dining in hall, where dinner is served, or in the self-service refectory.

Read more on the college website.


Students have 24-hour access to Wadham’s attractive library, which houses more than 40,000 books and periodicals and provides 100 desk spaces. The college’s computer room is also open 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is available throughout college. The lodge is staffed at all times, providing security and a place to go with general queries.
Other on-site facilities include the common room, squash court, gym, bar, laundry, cycle store, music rooms and the Moser Theatre, which doubles as a badminton court. Students also have access to a large sports ground with a modern pavilion, and a boathouse.

Students with disabilities are welcome to contact us so that we can discuss meeting their individual needs.

Student societies

Wadham’s combined Student Union of undergraduates and graduates provides facilities and support for students, and organises charity, cultural, entertainment and welfare events. There is a strong culture of debate, encouraging freedom of thought and expression.

Wadham students organise a range of clubs and societies. There are frequent productions in the theatre and musical activities in Wadham’s 18th-century Holywell Music Room, Europe’s first purpose-built concert hall. The chapel choir sings at Sunday evening services and special events. Students also participate in a range of intercollege sports competitions. For further information, visit www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/why-choose-wadham.

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