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The Oxford College Experience

The collegiate system lies at the heart of Oxford University’s success and is popular with academics and students alike. Oxford’s colleges and permanent private halls are an integral part of the University, but at the same time exist as self-governing bodies of academics, students and staff.

The Oxford College experience

During your time at Oxford, students are affiliated with both department(s) and a college.

Of the 38 colleges, seven are dedicated to graduates only; others also accept undergraduates. Graduate colleges provide tailored support for over one third of our graduate population. The six permanent private halls admit both graduates and undergraduates. Founded by various Christian denominations, the halls still retain their religious character. More information about Oxford's variety of colleges can be found here

The College Community