Selwyn College

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Year founded[❔] 1882
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] Keble College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔]
College website click here

User reviews
  • 4
    Beautiful college!
  • 3
    No tourists
  • 2
    Friendliest people
  • 2
    Accommodation provided for up to 4 undergraduate years
  • 2
    Beautiful gardens
  • 1
    Great graduate dinners atmosphere, lots of fun and community
  • 1
    Right next to Sidgwick site
  • 1
    Accommodation within 5 mins for all undergraduates
  • 0
    Beautiful Buildings and Gardens!

  • 1
    Not very many cheap rooms, and restrictions on choosing cheap rooms in first and fourth year
  • 0
    Hall food is average
  • 0
    Not near shops/atm's

  • 1
    Cheaper accommodation
  • 1
    More off-site accommodation

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 4
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 0
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms ✔️
Ballot system[❔] ✔️
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 67
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 90
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 165
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 1st of September
Kitchen fixed charge [❔] ✔️
UG accommodation website click here
PG accommodation website click here

User ratings
On-site room quality: Avg: 5/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 4.3/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 4.3/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 4.3/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    All rooms have a bed, desk and storage
  • 0
    Most rooms are en-suite, and there is always a chance to have an en-suite
  • 0
    Washing costs too much
  • 0
    Plenty of storage space

  • 0
    Often cheaper than the on-site rooms
  • 0
    All in houses
  • 0
    Most do not have an en-suite

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: 3.7/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 3.3/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    The Dining Hall is beautiful, like something out of Harry Potter! The Servery is pretty amazing too, best food I've had in either Oxford or Cambridge
  • 0
    Great formal dinners, kept very traditional and fancy

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 (~)[❔] 28
JCR/MCR split[❔] ✔️
Student trustee[❔] ✔️
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals ✔️
Free formals per year 4
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)[❔] 1
Spring ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Other ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Entrepreneurship competitions[❔]

User ratings
May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 4.1/5
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User reviews
  • 6
    Best Ball I've been to in my 4 years at Cambridge!
  • 2
    Great variety of events throughout the evening.
  • 1
    Hardly any lines to wait in (other than to get in).
  • 1
    Incredible - more spectacular than I could have ever imagined
  • 0
    Best one I've been to
  • 0
    Local resident can hear the music. Turn it up

  • 1
    More food vendors
  • 0
    More standing in-line for entry entertainment/drinks/food

# full-time Bachelor's (~) 410
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 75
# full-time Master's (~) 30
% full-time Master's (~) 5
# full-time PhD (~) 120
% full-time PhD (~) 20
Total # full-time students (~) 560
% full-time UK (~) 75
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 10
% full-time non-EU (~) 15
% full-time female (~) 45
% full-time Male (~) 55
# part-time Master's (~) 40
# part-time PhDs (~) 10
Total # part-time students (~) 50
Total # students (~) 610
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 45
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 55
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔] ✔️

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 4.3/5
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Value for money: Avg: 3.3/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    Amazing experience, the dining hall is stunning, its like living in Hogwarts but real life


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Net assets (est.) 111.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 198,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 900