Darwin College

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Year founded[❔] 1964
Mature (21+)[❔] ✔️
Women only
Postgraduate only ✔️
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] Wolfson College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔]
College website click here

User reviews
  • 6
    Great community-feel, and wonderful kitchens!
  • 5
    Hosts the most popular college bar in Cambridge - Darbar
  • 4
    We have our own island with a BBQ on it!
  • 3
    Very inclusive, international and modern spirit (unlike many old colleges).
  • 2
    Really nice formals and ceilidhs!
  • 2
    DarBar, the most popular college bar in Cambridge!
  • 2
    Probably the most beautiful of the new colleges with access to the river (and our own islands!).
  • 1
    Has amazing Belgian beer on offer! Also hosts some good open mics which are always full
  • 1
    Direct access to the river! 5 punts available!
  • 0
    We have punts!
  • 0
    Some of the best and most active societies in Cambridge

  • 1
    Very little money available for travel bursary and research support
  • 1
    We can only bring up to 3 guests each to our bar (Darbar). This is because we don't pay to have a public license to sell alcohol. On the flip side that means our drinks are cheaper!
  • 0
    Not one of the old colleges, but if it were, the fantastic spirit/community here (see above in pros) would change too.
  • 0
    Probably the worst Cambridge college


UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 0
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 0
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 0
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 1
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms ✔️
Ballot system[❔]
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 43
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 96
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 162
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 1st of August
Kitchen fixed charge [❔]
UG accommodation website click here
PG accommodation website click here

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On-site room quality: Avg: 3/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 2.5/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 1/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 1/5
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  • 0
    Cozy, most important furniture is there. Sink in the room. Bathroom and kitchen shared with lovely flatmates and being cleaned by personnel. (The best is having the bar so close by ;) )



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24/7 library ✔️
College cafe ✔️
Anglican chapel
Interdenominational chapel
Discounted punting[❔]
Free punting[❔] ✔️
Radio station
Student garden ✔️
Bicycle scheme
Art room
Gym (weights) ✔️
Cinema
Badminton court ✔️
Basketball court
Dance studio
Eton Fives court
Netball court
Squash court ✔️
Swimming pool
Tennis court
Rugby field
Lacrosse field
Hockey pitch
Cricket pitch
Volleyball court
Football pitch
Brunch Saturday ✔️
Brunch Sunday ✔️
Daily vegan option ✔️

User ratings
Value for money: Avg: 3/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 5/5
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Acapella
Africa
Altruism
Anglo-Japanese
Anthropology
Apotheosis
Archeology
Art
Baking
Ballroom dancing
Bachata
Bee keeping
Board Games ✔️
Book Club
Botanical
Caledonian
Card games
Casino
Charity
Chess
Chinese Culture
Choir ✔️
Christian Union
Classics
College Brass Band
Comedy
Computer science
Consulting
Contemporary dance
Current affairs
Debate ✔️
Drama
Economics
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Families Club ✔️
Feminist
Film ✔️
Finance
Food ✔️
French
Gardening club ✔️
Gender equality
Geographical
History
Humanities
Investment
Irish
Islamic
Jewish
Land economy
Languages
Law
Lawn Games ✔️
Literary
Lockpicking
Maths
Medical
Mindfulness ✔️
Music ✔️
Musical
Orchestra
Oriental
PhD
Philosophy
Photography ✔️
Pilates
Poetry
Poker
Politics
Quiz
Role playing games
Russian
Salsa ✔️
Science
Serbian
Sign language
Smoothie
Social science
Speakers
Steel pan band
Student publication
Swiss
Tango
Tea
Theology
Ukelele band
Veterinary
Video games
Wine ✔️
Yoga ✔️
Zouk
Zumba ✔️
Aerobics
Athletics
Badminton ✔️
Basketball ✔️
Climbing ✔️
Cricket ✔️
Croquet ✔️
Cycling
Football (mens) ✔️
Football (womens) ✔️
Golf
Hockey
Kayaking
Lacrosse
Netball
Netball (womens)
Ninjitsu
Pole ✔️
Pool
Rounders
Rugby (mens)
Rugby
Rugby (womens)
Running ✔️
Sailing
Shooting
Ski
Squash ✔️
Swimming
Table football
Table tennis ✔️
Tennis ✔️
Tiddlywinks
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Waterpolo
Windsurfing
% 1st Class degree achieved (~)[❔] 0
JCR/MCR split[❔]
Student trustee[❔]
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals
Free formals per year 0
Free formal for guest
Private dining discount
Free formal for guest per year 0
Free parking
Use of squash and tennis facilities
Free sports facilities
Right to step on grass
Gym membership discount
Punt booking ✔️
Corporate event discount
Wedding discount
Accommodation discount available
May Ball frequency (years)[❔] 1
June Event frequency (years)[❔] 0
Winter Ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Spring ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Other ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Entrepreneurship competitions[❔]

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May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 4.3/5
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# full-time Bachelor's (~) 0
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 0
# full-time Master's (~) 180
% full-time Master's (~) 30
# full-time PhD (~) 410
% full-time PhD (~) 70
Total # full-time students (~) 590
% full-time UK (~) 35
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 25
% full-time non-EU (~) 40
% full-time female (~) 45
% full-time Male (~) 55
# part-time Master's (~) 10
# part-time PhDs (~) 30
Total # part-time students (~) 30
Total # students (~) 620
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 30
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 70
High-table[❔]
Gowns required[❔]

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Formal food quality: Avg: 5/5
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Value for money: Avg: 2.3/5
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Net assets (est.) 70.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 119,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 400