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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university with it’s earliest records dating back to 1209. It was the result of groups of scholars migrating to the ancient Roman trading post of Cambridge for study and eventually settling there. By 1226 the scholars were numerous enough to have set up an organization and seem to have arranged regular courses of study. In 1231, King Henry III took the scholars under his protection and granted the university a Royal Charter. The motto of the University is Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (Latin) with a non-literal meaning as ‘From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge’. The University’s 710-acre primary campus is located in the city of Cambridge in England, United Kingdom.

Key Statistics

  • 3497 Class Size
  • 20% Overall Admit Rate
  • 13% International Students
  • 48% Women Percentage

TOP 5 REASONS TO CONSIDER UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

  1. Student Life: There are nearly 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,747 undergraduates and 11,687 postgraduates. Every undergraduate belongs to a college which means you will have your own close-knit Oxford community. You will also have lots of opportunities to join groups, societies and campaigns, celebrating diversity and promoting change.

  2. Academics: There are roughly 100 major academic departments, which are overseen by the four academic divisions: Medical Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences. Oxford's core teaching is based around conversations, normally between two or three students and their tutor, who is an expert on that topic. Colleges organise tutorial teaching for undergraduates. Tutorials are central to studying at Oxford, giving students an opportunity to discuss and explore their subject in small groups with an expert in the field.

  3. Research: Some courses, particularly those lasting four years, offer the chance to produce your own research and to work alongside other researchers at the University. These projects can lead to exciting careers or further study opportunities. Oxford's research activity spans more than 70 departments, the colleges, more than 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,400 research and research support staff, and 5,900 graduate research students.

  4. Library: 100+ libraries, 13 million printed items, 80,000 e-journals. Many college libraries are open 24 hours a day (just in case you have a late-night essay crisis) during term time. There are over 4000 study spaces in the main libraries, so you'll always find somewhere to work. As well as books, there are collections of rare manuscripts, maps, and music

Notable Alumni

  • Charles Darwin Proposed the Theory of Evolution and the Process of Natural Selection
  • Stephen Hawking Notable English Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author
  • Sir Isaac Newton Notable English Mathematician and Physicist.
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan Notable Indian Mathematician

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