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A photo of the horse statue at St John's College's garden, and three students walking in the background, facing the windows of the building.


Jesus is a hugely friendly and inclusive place, welcoming to people from all backgrounds. The environment is the perfect balance between laid back and hardworking, with outstanding facilities for both student life and studying.


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.

The best things about Jesus students are their diversity, their strong sense of community and their capacity for hard work.

We admit undergraduates 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 only 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 practice and performance), and our strong support for the visual arts, including our annual student-run arts festival. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind, with hugely popular facilities including our new bar, café and recently refurbished common room. Unusually for a Cambridge College, our playing fields are on the main site.

You’re very welcome to look around the College for yourself – take the virtual tour or attend one of our open days.

Jesus College

UCAS Campus Code 

Jesus Lane
01223 339455
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
550 undergraduates
c145 admitted each year
475 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Christopher Burlinson (arts and humanities)
  • Dr Matthew Harper (sciences)
  • Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn (social sciences)

Senior Tutor
Dr Paul Dominiak

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days

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