Newnham is located in the heart of Cambridge. Run by and for women, we’ve been educating exceptional students for nearly 150 years. If you have academic potential, we could be the College for you.
Our students come from all types of background, and we welcome the diversity and fun that brings. There’s a lively social, sporting and cultural life, and everyone can make lasting friends here; we’re proud of our unpretentious and democratic community. Your education won’t be single-sex; you’ll get the same mixed education and social opportunities as at other Colleges, but you also have the advantage of being part of a College that prioritises the achievement, needs and potential of women.
Newnham’s extensive site, with its beautiful Victorian architecture and truly stunning gardens, lies opposite the main arts departments and is a five-minute cycle from the science faculties and the city centre. All students are accommodated on-site in bedrooms with high-speed internet access, and guests are welcome. Many of our rooms have antique furniture and lovely views. Student kitchens are well equipped for self-catering, and we provide daily meals in our stylish modern Buttery and weekly formal dinners in College Hall.
Our library has more than 90,000 books, including many by famous Newnham authors, and we host recitals and theatrical performances in our Old Labs venue. We have on-site sports fields, tennis and netball courts, and Newnham Boat Club is one of the best in Cambridge.
We’re proud of our students’ academic, sporting and artistic achievements, and we believe in supporting women to realise their potential. Many of our graduates take an active interest in current students, offering career advice through regular workshops. If you have questions, do get in touch with our approachable Admissions Team, or come to an open day.