St Catharine's College

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Year founded[❔] 1473
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] Worcester College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔]
College website click here

User reviews
  • 5
    Cheese course at every formal
  • 4
    Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • 4
    You can't get any more central than Cats
  • 2
    We have a cool underground college bar
  • 0
    Very sporty, very friendly - most students at every club night by far
  • 0
    Cheapest accommodation

  • 5
    Small area, no big grass areas or huge rooms

  • 1
    Add a bar at the 2nd year (St Chads) site!

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 2
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
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 (~)[❔] 49
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 109
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 149
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: 4.2/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 4/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 4.8/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 5/5
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User reviews
  • 1
    Ensuite ones all very similar and clean, cheaper than most colleges
  • 0
    Really nice - whether modern or old, you can't really go wrong

  • 2
    Chads (2nd year) is great, some of the best in Cambridge. Flat of 4 with full proper kitchen (rare for cam) and two bathrooms
  • 0
    Chads is amazing - the flats you live in have a fantastic culture :)


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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: 5/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 4.7/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    Food varies sometimes - sometimes the options you get are all amazing (Had a choice between steak, vegan pasta or oysters more than a few times), sometimes they're all less than ideal

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 (~)[❔] 26
JCR/MCR split[❔] ✔️
Student trustee[❔]
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals ✔️
Free formals per year 3
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[❔]

User ratings
May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 4/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    Amazing! Most fun I’ve had at an event in Cambridge, and S Club were fantastic :)
  • 0
    Usually really great - main site is small but the space is used really well, and headliners are usually great


# full-time Bachelor's (~) 480
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 70
# full-time Master's (~) 50
% full-time Master's (~) 5
# full-time PhD (~) 160
% full-time PhD (~) 25
Total # full-time students (~) 690
% full-time UK (~) 70
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 15
% full-time non-EU (~) 15
% full-time female (~) 45
% full-time Male (~) 55
# part-time Master's (~) 0
# part-time PhDs (~) 10
Total # part-time students (~) 10
Total # students (~) 700
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 40
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 60
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔] ✔️

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 4.3/5
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Value for money: Avg: 4.3/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    Amazing! ALWAYS have fantastic food and what other college can boast a guaranteed cheese course?


Formals
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Graduate-only formals
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Net assets (est.) 112.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 162,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 400