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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.
Source:University of Cambridge website

What students say about this university

Dialog 1403 comments (324 students)
    • Careers

      There is a careers service listing graduate schemes and internships, although all of the latter are in Cambridge or London....

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      2016, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Careers

      There is a careers service listing graduate schemes and internships, although all of the latter are in Cambridge or London. There are several events organised through this. The college also has a careers network and annual evening.

      2016, 2nd year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Living in college for all three (or four) years of your undergraduate degree is great. Per month, accommodation is on the...

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      2013, 3rd year, Pure Mathematics

      Accommodation

      Living in college for all three (or four) years of your undergraduate degree is great. Per month, accommodation is on the expensive side, but we only have to pay for the time we are there. This has its disadvantages too of course since we have to vacate our rooms three times a year or pay to keep them over the vacation. Facilities at my college (Trinity College) are great and rooms are very well located: right in the city centre.

      2013, 3rd year, Pure Mathematics

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    • The downside

      colleges sort of feel as a closed community with less involvement to others

      2013, 3rd year, Electronic & Electrical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Clubs and nightlife, very very cheesy music. The cost of food - 2nd most expensive Sainsburys in the country i'm told.

      2012, 2nd year, History By Period

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    • The downside

      Cambridge is a very expensive place to be a student, just as bad as London.

      2013, 1st year, Human & Social Geography By Topic

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    • The downside

      How to deal with stress.

      2016, 1st year, Biology 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
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,660

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

62%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

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

36%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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