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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, which opened in 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

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

Wadham CollegeStudents sitting in Bar Quad.

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.

Wadham College is part of Oxford for East England.

Link Local Authorities

Central Bedfordshire
Barking and Dagenham
Tower Hamlets


Access and Outreach at Wadham
Access and Outreach Officer: Dr Hugh Munro

Admissions : +44 (0) 1865 277545

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