Wolfson College

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Year founded[❔] 1965
Mature (21+)[❔] ✔️
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] St Antony's College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔] ✔️
College website click here

User reviews
  • 3
    Cafeteria food quality has really improved over the last two years
  • 3
    Such a nice atmosphere in this college, really nice formals and bops!
  • 3
    As a PG, not many other colleges offer on-site accommodation
  • 3
    Staff and porters are really nice
  • 2
    The gardens are very beautiful and we are allowed to step on the grass unlike in some other colleges
  • 2
    Very friendly college, lovely porters and best formal!
  • 2
    Good formals!

  • 0
    No dedicated music room/studio


UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 4
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 3
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 3
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms ✔️
Ballot system[❔]
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 55
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 107
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 171
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: 5/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 5/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 5/5
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User reviews
  • 2
    Many of the rooms have just been refurbished in 2017-2019. They get cleaned every week and the kitchens once/day. Some of the rooms are larger in size than others, especially in the houses. In T-block there are some unusually large rooms too (all those above the doorway).
  • 1
    Well-maintained!
  • 0
    Kitchens have multiple fridges/freezers and ovens.
  • 0
    Kitchens are cleaned daily during the week

  • 1
    All the rooms are on-site which is great!

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: 5/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    The staff is super friendly and receptive to feedback. They introduced with WCSA's help a feedback tablet where we can review quality & portion sizes of each dish as well as leave comments. Staff and student reps analyse the feedback regularly at Food Focus Group meetings.
  • 0
    Can't complain!
  • 0
    The Head Chef is always happy to hear dish suggestions for themed dinners

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 (~)[❔] 16
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)[❔] 1
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: 3/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    The Wolfson May Ball/June Event has been very good the last two years! Really enjoyed it, one of the consistently best balls I've been to
  • 0
    Really good value for money! We had the Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle ("Bad Boys" song) for under £100.
  • 0
    What a night!

  • 0
    Another great headline act
  • 0
    Better breakfast options

# full-time Bachelor's (~) 170
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 30
# full-time Master's (~) 160
% full-time Master's (~) 25
# full-time PhD (~) 270
% full-time PhD (~) 45
Total # full-time students (~) 590
% full-time UK (~) 40
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 25
% full-time non-EU (~) 35
% full-time female (~) 35
% full-time Male (~) 65
# part-time Master's (~) 190
# part-time PhDs (~) 40
Total # part-time students (~) 230
Total # students (~) 820
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 50
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 50
High-table[❔]
Gowns required[❔]

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 5/5
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Value for money: Avg: 5/5
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User reviews
  • 1
    Music and Madeira formals are the best. Port and fruit are served over a concert in the Lee Hall.
  • 0
    Wolfson formals include a wine reception (1/2 glasses), 2 glasses of wine and one dessert wine over the three course meal, and numerous glasses of port over fruit after the tea and coffee break.
  • 0
    The portions can be on the smaller side sometimes


Formals
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Net assets (est.) 64.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 108,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 800