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Undergraduate Study


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.


College Staff


Prof Ian White

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Christopher Burlinson (recruitment)
  • Dr Brechtje Post (arts)
  • Dr Noel Rutter (sciences)

Senior Tutor

Dr Geoff Parks

UCAS Campus Code 

Jesus Lane
01223 339455
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
510 undergraduates
c145 admitted each year
380 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

The College will be open to visitors on the following dates. Booking may be required.

All subjects: 5 May 2018 , 22 September 2018

See also Cambridge Open Days

There’s a family atmosphere which extends beyond your three or four years here: ‘Once a Jesuan, always a Jesuan’.


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