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Emma has been like a second home for me – it has such an incredible community of friendly, passionate students, fellows and staff. It’s known as ‘the friendliest College’ for a reason!


At Emmanuel, we are proud of our College and its history, but prouder still of our students’ achievements, academically, personally, and as members of the wider community.

We are a friendly College with an informal atmosphere, where students are encouraged to make the most of their talents. 


Students can live in College accommodation throughout their time at Emmanuel. 

Our rooms are located on the main site or in houses a short distance away. 


At Emmanuel we have: 

  • excellent facilities for sport, computing and music 
  • terrific teachers 
  • a modern library with one of the best reading rooms in Cambridge 
  • a social hub 
  • a student-run bar 

Our gardeners also believe that the outdoor spaces are to be enjoyed, so they are there for all members of the College to use. This includes: 

  • 2 ponds, with their ducks and moorhens 
  • tennis courts 
  • the outdoor swimming pool 
  • a large grass area known as the Paddock

Location and student life

Emmanuel is a lovely place to live and work in. The spaciousness and beauty of the grounds and buildings, right in the centre of Cambridge, tend to surprise everyone who enters from the busy streets around us. 

We give our students the space to pursue their own interests and ideas, providing an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and do their best work regardless of background and beliefs.

The College maintains an atmosphere of mutual support by fostering good relationships between our students across year groups and with the teaching academics who look after their educational progress. 

Our students excel in their academic and social lives, and the College provides the framework for them to do this. 

Emmanuel College

Find out more

UCAS Campus Code 

St Andrew’s Street
01223 334290
Courses Available 
All courses except Land Economy
Student Numbers 
516 undergraduates
c145 admitted each year
227 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Professor Philip Howell (arts)
  • Dr Corinna Russell (arts)

Acting Senior Tutor
Dr Corinna Russell (arts)

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days