Our students say the best things about Jesus College are the mix of people and relaxed atmosphere, the great accommodation, and the location in the heart of Cambridge.
We say the best things about Jesus students are their diversity, their strong sense of community and their capacity for hard work.
We admit around 145 undergraduates a year, across all subjects studied at the University, with roughly equal numbers in arts and sciences. We welcome applicants from all types of school and background – everyone is considered for admission as an individual on their own academic merit.
All our undergraduates are offered accommodation either in the main College buildings or in College-owned houses just across the road, so all Jesus students live within a stone's throw from the Porters' Lodge. The mix of rooms enables individual needs and preferences to be catered for. The College grounds are spacious and tranquil, away from the main tourist routes but only five minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Our students are encouraged to excel in all walks of life, and this leads to a good mix of academic excellence with music, sports and the arts. We’re particularly proud of our award-winning library which provides a superb working environment, our commitment to music of all sorts (ranging from two Chapel choirs to dedicated spaces for student-run events), and our strong support for the visual arts, especially sculpture. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind too, with newly refurbished facilities including a brand new bar, café and common room and, unusually for a Cambridge College, our playing fields are on the main site.
You’re very welcome to come and see the College for yourself – attend an open day or contact us to arrange an informal visit.