University of Cambridge

Cambridge | East Anglia

Creative Political City Collegiate Rural

Ucas code: C05

We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students and world-class original research carried out by University and College staff.
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What students say about this university

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    • Academic Experience

      In first year I had two hours of lectures each day (10-12), two supervisions per week and one

      2013, 1st year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is easy to lose track of spending because you do a lot on your university card that you then have to pay for a lot later.

      2012, 4th year, European Languages, Literature & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      The ADC theatre, the Corpus Playroom and the multitude of college theatre societies and spaces make Cambridge a hotbed of...

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      2014, 2nd year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Creative scene

      The ADC theatre, the Corpus Playroom and the multitude of college theatre societies and spaces make Cambridge a hotbed of creativity - there are at least five productions every week and often more throughout Cambridge, with opportunities to be involved in every sector of production and true responsibility attached to every role. Aside from the practicalities the theatre scene in Cambridge is a wonderful community of brilliant individuals creating something wonderful in a supportive and ambitious environment.

      2014, 2nd year, English Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      My college provides accommodation for all undergraduates, which makes things a lot easier, and means that you live with a large...

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      2012, 3rd year, Genetics

      Accommodation

      My college provides accommodation for all undergraduates, which makes things a lot easier, and means that you live with a large group of friends. At Clare the accommodation is all good, although it is split over three sites - none of them far apart, but it would be nice to have everyone together after first year as in some other colleges. As there is a college canteen, some of the kitchens are not great, and none have ovens or freezers. There is also the option to live out; there is quite a lot of housing available through the University Accommodation Service and private landlords - this tends to be further out than the colleges, but is still not very far away.

      2012, 3rd year, Genetics

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    • Academic Experience

      LAND ECONOMY: - approximately 10 lecture hours per week - 5 subjects, with circa 8 supervisions for each subject - a lot of...

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      2013, 3rd year, Architecture, Building & Planning Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      LAND ECONOMY: - approximately 10 lecture hours per week - 5 subjects, with circa 8 supervisions for each subject - a lot of individual work required (i.e. reading for supervision essays and for lectures) - some part of the final grade through projects (e.g. on statistics) - unfortunately, limited practical examples of the applicability of the subject (e.g. no field trips as part of Paper 10

      2013, 3rd year, Architecture, Building & Planning Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      For me, the fact that linguistics requires you to be equally strong across a lot of sub-disciplines like science and philosophy...

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      2013, 3rd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      For me, the fact that linguistics requires you to be equally strong across a lot of sub-disciplines like science and philosophy is a highlight, and is just challenging enough to make you really want to work. Some people find the diversity off-putting. It's a tiny department at Cambridge, so we don't have that much contact time - around eight hours per week is probably one of the least heavy schedules out of all the Cambridge courses. Still, we're turning out about four essays over ten days, plus preparing for practicals which are roughly fortnightly and more frequent for phonetics, so we get plenty of stimulation.

      2013, 3rd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

74%

MED

Political

80%

HIGH

Creative

76%

HIGH

Varied union activities

64%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

42%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Student score 85% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,580

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

62%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

37%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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