University of Cambridge

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1209

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Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution. Its 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Cambridge serves more than 18,000 students from all cultures and corners of the world. Nearly 4,000 of its students are international and hail from over 120 different countries. In addition, the university’s International Summer Schools offer 150 courses to students from more than 50 countries.

The university is split into 31 autonomous colleges where students receive small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions. 

Six schools are spread across the university’s colleges, housing roughly 150 faculties and other institutions. The six schools are: Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology.

The campus is located in the centre of the city of Cambridge, with its numerous listed buildings and many of the older colleges situated on or near the river Cam.

The university is home to over 100 libraries, which, between them, hold more than 15 million books in total. In the main Cambridge University library alone, which is a legal depository, there are eight million holdings. The university also owns nine arts, scientific and cultural museums that are open to the public throughout the year, as well as a botanical garden.

Cambridge University Press is a non-school institution and operates as the university’s publishing business. With over 50 offices worldwide, its publishing list is made up of 45,000 titles spanning academic research, professional development, research journals, education and bible publishing.

In total, 92 affiliates of the university have been awarded Nobel Prizes, covering every category. 

The university’s endowment is valued at nearly £6 billion.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge , CB2 1TN, East of England, United Kingdom

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Completing an undergraduate degree at Cambridge is an intense experience. The demanding teaching, short terms, and close-knit college communities combine to create an environment in which both work and extra-curricular activities can become...

Completing an undergraduate degree at Cambridge is an intense experience. The demanding teaching, short terms, and close-knit college communities combine to create an environment in which both work and extra-curricular activities can become all-consuming. It was a common saying among students that one had enough time during the term for only two out of the three of work, sleep and social life; although only true in part, this gives a flavour of the pressures experienced by students who, in their schooling prior to Cambridge, may not have had to make such compromises in order to achieve everything they wanted. The demanding nature of studying at Cambridge is balanced by the sense of achievement, common endeavour, and opportunity: working with some of the top academics in their field stretches students to reach their potential; whatever your interests, there will no doubt be a welcoming community who share it - whether within your college or in the wider university; and the collective atmosphere created by the history, architecture, and indeed energy of the various institutions that make up the University was not one of stuffy tradition, but one of excitement and innovation. I think I appreciate it even more in retrospect than I did at the time. A word on the course: the Classics Tripos at Cambridge consists initially of two years of intense linguistic and literary study, during which reading of Latin and Greek texts is the dominant component of the course; this, along with a selection of optional papers, prepares students to specialise into their preferred disciplines in the third year. The supervision system is an excellent, if sometimes inconsistent, the way in which to study texts in-depth, developing skills for both close reading and thematic analysis of texts.

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I’ve spent 5 years in academia and by no doubt Cambridge was the most special year of it! The charm and unique spirit of wisdom that surrounds the place made me fall in love with the uni immediately and I am convinced the uni taught me more than...

I’ve spent 5 years in academia and by no doubt Cambridge was the most special year of it! The charm and unique spirit of wisdom that surrounds the place made me fall in love with the uni immediately and I am convinced the uni taught me more than just the content of my degree. The offerings from world-class music to high performance level sport allow everyone to find something they truly flourish in and I’ve made friends for life by taking up some of the possibilities the uni offers!

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I love Cambridge. It is a very busy place but despite what you may have heard it is not too hard to maintain a decent work-life balance, as long as you keep up with all of your work and try not to fall behind. I like the College system as it...

I love Cambridge. It is a very busy place but despite what you may have heard it is not too hard to maintain a decent work-life balance, as long as you keep up with all of your work and try not to fall behind. I like the College system as it allows you to meet more people outside of your subject, for example when you go for formals or swaps. Everything is very central and most colleges only need a short walk to get into town. The course itself (engineering) covers a lot of ground but is interesting and well taught.

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