University of Cambridge

Cambridge | East Anglia

Sporty 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

Dialog 922 comments (241 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Lots of work, challenging but manageable, regular supervisions, lots of contact time

      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Very little, the terms are quite intense, and you can get bogged down with the work easily, and in third year, when we were...

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      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      Very little, the terms are quite intense, and you can get bogged down with the work easily, and in third year, when we were given a lot more independence (as biologists) is was hard to adapt given that we had had so much structure

      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Lecturers - world renowned experts; seeing them on TV is still odd though.

      2012, 1st year, Physics

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    • Accommodation

      Colleges provide accomodation for all of your time at Cambridge so there is no need to hunt around. Well-furnished rooms of a...

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      2012, 4th year, Physics

      Accommodation

      Colleges provide accomodation for all of your time at Cambridge so there is no need to hunt around. Well-furnished rooms of a range of sizes are available at a range of prices, but rent is generally cheaper than in private accomodation. The college kitchens usually provide all meals, but this can mean student kitchen facilities are not well equipped. I didn't mind this though because college food was always convenient, delicious and reasonable value for money.

      2012, 4th year, Physics

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    • The upside

      Student cohesion is well mediated through the college system

      2012, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • Everyday expenses

      Transport is free. Aldi nearby. Not too much going out. Eating in college is quite cheap.

      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Political

78%

HIGH

Creative

75%

HIGH

Varied union activities

61%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

43%

LOW

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,515

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

63%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

32%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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