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The inclusive environment of Emma is one of the most important aspects of the College – you feel accepted and ‘at home’ whatever your background or beliefs.


Emmanuel has maintained its reputation as one of the friendliest Colleges over many years. This reputation, like the College’s excellent record of academic achievement, is primarily due to our successive generations of students.

Emmanuel is a community that lives by principles of mutual support and collective responsibility. Part of the reason for our success, besides the more formal collegiate supervision system, is the strikingly supportive relationship that has grown up between students in different years of their courses and which persists as one group graduates and another group of freshers arrives.

The result of this is that Emmanuel’s students continue to excel in their academic life, their sport and their other activities, while still finding time to enjoy an active and inclusive social life. The College provides the framework – excellent facilities for sport, computing and music; terrific teachers; a modern library with one of the best reading rooms in Cambridge; a student-run bar and so on – but the students do the rest.

All students can live in College accommodation throughout their time at Emmanuel, and rooms are located on the main site or in houses a short distance away.

Emmanuel is first and foremost an intellectual community in which individuals can develop to their full potential. It’s also aesthetically pleasing: the spaciousness and quiet architectural beauty of the grounds and buildings, in the very centre of Cambridge, surprise everyone who enters. Our gardeners believe that gardens are there to be used, so the two ponds, with their ducks and moorhens, the tennis courts in summer, the swimming pool and the large grass area known as the Paddock, are there for all members of the College to enjoy.


UCAS Campus Code 

St Andrew’s Street
01223 334290
Courses Available 
All courses except Land Economy and the Education track 'Education, English, Drama and the Arts'.
Student Numbers 
470 undergraduates
c145 admitted each year
220 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Bill Broadhurst (sciences)
  • Dr Philip Howell (arts)
  • Dr Corinna Russell (arts)

Senior Tutor
Dr Philip Howell

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days