Oriel College

Oriel College

The Oriel College Admissions and Outreach team are here to introduce you to this small, friendly academic community in the centre of Oxford.

Here you can find out more about college life, our subjects, and how to apply. 

Why Oriel? | Academic life | Student life

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Why Oriel?

Oriel offers a beautiful, community-orientated, centrally located place to live, study, and enjoy all that Oxford has to offer its students. The college offers accommodation for the duration of every course. Please watch our introductory video from the Revd. Dr. Rob Wainwright, Tutor for Admissions, for more information on Oriel.

Welcome to Oriel College

With Dr Rob Wainwright

Academic life

Oriel prides itself on the strength, variety, and ambition of its academic community. Many of the courses we offer have produced videos to help you get to know more about our courses, tutors, and what it’s like to study at Oriel. Can’t see a video for your course? Ask us a question in our Virtual Open Day Q&As: choosing the perfect course for you is a big part of your application to Oxford.












Student life

Oriel’s student community is welcoming, active, and close. Some of our current students sat down with our Outreach Officer to talk about their experiences at Oriel in this video. You can check out the Alternative Prospectus and the students’ own Oriel Outreach Instagram page for even more insight into the student experience Oriel has to offer.

Meet the Students