Gonville & Caius College

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Year founded[❔] 1348
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students
Oxford sister college[❔] Brasenose College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔]
College website click here

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  • 4
    Library is right in the middle of town.
  • 1
    Prettiest courts, quietest in terms of tourism, rich, biggest library, best boathouse
  • 1
    You can't get more central than this college
  • 1
    The Library is beautiful and very well stocked. It used to be the university library. They are very willing to order books into the library for students.
  • 1
    One of the larger colleges in terms of number of undergraduates, while still being very central.
  • 1
    Opened a new boathouse in 2016 that has a gym and space for ~30 boats.

  • 0
    The Fresher's accommodation is not in the main college and it's a 15 minute walk between the two.
  • 0
    Bad at rowing
  • 0
    minimum dining requirement requires you to eat in hall 36 times a term as an undergraduate (by paying for it in advance!)- this can be seen as a pro or a con.
  • 0
    Sometimes I feel too central

  • 1
    It's very stingy and rent is very high, despite being one of the richest colleges!
  • 1
    Nothing

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 1
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 0
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 3
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms ✔️
Ballot system[❔] ✔️
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 48
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 120
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 150
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 15th 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: 3.7/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 4/5
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  • 1
    First year rooms are situated all together on the Harvey Court site on West Road. The Stephen Hawking Building is very modern. Rooms have big windows and en-suites. Masses of storage in Stephen Hawking Rooms to use whilst you go home for holidays (I basically managed to store everything here when I went home at Christmas). You don't need to worry about keys in SHB either as you use your University Card to get into your room. First year accomodation is also right next door to Sidgwick site which is perfect for Humanities students.
  • 0
    Standard student rooms, often near churches


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 ✔️

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Value for money: Avg: 5/5
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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 (~)[❔] 27
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)[❔] 2
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: 3.9/5
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# full-time Bachelor's (~) 570
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 70
# full-time Master's (~) 50
% full-time Master's (~) 5
# full-time PhD (~) 190
% full-time PhD (~) 25
Total # full-time students (~) 810
% full-time UK (~) 70
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 15
% full-time non-EU (~) 15
% full-time female (~) 40
% full-time Male (~) 60
# part-time Master's (~) 0
# part-time PhDs (~) 0
Total # part-time students (~) 0
Total # students (~) 810
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 35
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 65
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔] ✔️

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Formal food quality: Avg: 4/5
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Value for money: Avg: 5/5
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Net assets (est.) 324.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 402,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 1,700